At What Point Will I Be Shown As 'Participating' in a Program?


While logged in bugcrowd as a researcher, on the right hand side of the ‘Programs’ page, there is an area that displays the programs that I am either ‘participating’ in, ‘invited’ to, or ‘following’. Since I’ve never seen a “Join This Program!” button on any of the program descriptions, I assumed that making an account(s) on an application running on an in-scope domain using my bugcrowdninja email address, then proceeding on to testing would somehow make it clear via some behind-the-scenes machinations that I had indeed “joined” and was “participating” in a public program. It seems this is not the case, as I’m never shown as “participating”.

What am I missing here?

Is one not “participating” unless one has submitted a bug?


I have the same doubt. How program know that you are participating?


Maybe it’s like this:

participate = true;
participate = false;