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Manage your subscription

This page contains information on how to purchase a Buf paid subscription. It also contains information on how to upgrade your existing subscription and update your billing information.

You can upgrade from Buf Community to a Pro or Team plan. When you upgrade to a paid subscription, you can immediately use all the features and entitlements offered in your new subscription. For detailed information on features available in each subscription, see Buf Pricing.

Upgrade to a Pro subscription

Information for how to purchase a Buf Pro subscription and enable the BSR at scale with a dedicated subdomain for your company and SSO. Follow these steps to create a registry for your chosen plan.

1. Navigate to the checkout

2. Create account/sign in

Sign up for a new Buf account or log in to an existing account.

3. Configure your registry

Select the organization or create a new one to manage the registry. This organization will manage the new registry. Any existing members of the chosen organization will be given access to the registry. The URL for your registry will be generated based on the selected organization name.

4. Add payment method

Link payment method to your organization. Your 30-day trial begins immediately, After which you will receive an email with an estimate of the next month's charges based on usage. You will not be charged until the end of the billing cycle after your trial ends.

5. Confirmation

Review configuration details before creating your registry and select Create Registry, it is typically available within 30 minutes after subscription.


  • Types are billed in increments of 100.
  • If the maximum number of Types pushed to your registry exceeds 100, you will be charged for each additional increment.
  • Minimum charge of $100/month per 100 Types after the free trial.

Registry Settings Page

Navigate to your organizations registry settings:

  1. Login to the Buf Schema Registry
  2. Open the drop-down menu in the top-right corner of the page, select Organizations
  3. Select the Organization you manage :::noteYou need to be the owner of the organization to manage its registry.:::
  4. Select the registry on the left navigation panel

You can also find it with the following URL:

Registry Settings URL{organization}/registry

Edit Payment

Select the Edit Payment button, you will be taken to a checkout page where you can enter new card details.

Usage Alerts

Buf will send an email alert to organization administrators when usage has progressed beyond the previously billed increment of Types. Additionally, you will automatically have a grace period of 1 billing cycle before you are charged a higher amount.

Admins can choose to be notified when usage has progressed beyond a specified increment (e.g. 500), based on max number of Types.

Downgrade your Buf subscription

If you wish to downgrade your subscription please contact the Buf Sales Team.