Some programs are invitation only. This means that the company wants to restrict access to their program to a smaller set of researchers. Generally, invitation-only bounty programs work the same as public programs. The only major differences are that they are private and you have to be invited to participate in the program.
If you are selected to participate in a private bounty at launch, you will receive an invitation a minimum 48 hours prior to the start of the program.
When a program is able to increase the number of participants, you will be able to begin testing immediately on the ongoing program.
All invitations will be sent from Bugcrowd--not from the actual company running the bounty.
We selectively invite Researchers to private programs based on skills and activity. More in-depth information is available here.
To view your invitations, log in to Bugcrowd.
Go to Account > Invites.
This will automatically filter by "Pending Invitations". These are programs you have been invited to but have yet to accepted to participate.
You can choose to participate in any program that you are invited to or you can opt out of them by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select All to view all programs that are available for participation.