All developers will need to verify their accounts through Facebook’s standard account verification procedures before being allowed to create new applications on the platform, Facebook announced today in a blog post.
Platform verification is not a new topic for Facebook, but today marks the first time developers themselves will be require to provide verification.
Developer verification, like standard user verification, is quick and simple requiring either a phone number or credit card (which is not charged). This ensures all accounts creating applications on the platform are tied to real identities. The new verification procedures may be in response to recent security issues, allowing Facebook to better police its platform for repeat offenders.