This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about sandboxes in Adobe Experience Platform. For questions and troubleshooting related to other Platform services, please refer to the Experience Platform troubleshooting guide.
Sandboxes partition a single Platform instance into separate virtual environments to help develop and evolve digital experience applications. See the sandboxes overview for more information.
Sandboxes are virtual partitions within a single instance of Experience Platform. Each sandbox maintains its own independent library of Platform resources (including schemas, datasets, profiles, and so on). All content and actions taken within a sandbox are confined to only that sandbox and do not affect any other sandboxes. See the sandboxes overview for more information.
There are two sandbox types available in Experience Platform:
See the sandboxes overview for more information.
Sandboxes are isolated partitions of a single Platform instance, with each sandbox maintaining its own independent library of resources. A resource that exists in one sandbox cannot be accessed from any other sandbox, regardless of sandbox type (production or non-production).
The default production sandbox is the first production sandbox that is created when an IMS Organization is first provisioned. The default production sandbox allows you to ingest or consume data from Platform, as well as accept requests that do not include values for a sandbox name or a sandbox ID. The default production sandbox can be reset but not deleted.
An Experience Platform instance supports multiple production and development sandboxes, with each sandbox maintaining its own independent library of Platform resources (including schemas, datasets, and profiles).
A default Experience Platform license grants you a total of five sandboxes, which you can classify as production or development. You can license additional packs of 10 sandboxes up to a maximum of 75 sandboxes in total.
Production sandboxes can be reset or deleted, except for production sandboxes that are also being used by Adobe Analytics for the Cross Device Analytics (CDA) feature, or if the identity graph hosted within it is also being used by Adobe Audience Manager for the People Based Destinations (PBD) feature.
You can update the title of a production sandbox. However, a production sandbox cannot be renamed.
The sandbox name is used for lookup purposes in API calls, whereas the sandbox title is used as the display name.
Experience Platform currently allows a maximum of 75 total sandboxes (production and development) to be active within a single IMS Organization.
Development sandboxes support both reset and delete functionalities.
The Adobe Admin Console links users to sandboxes and permissions through the use of product profiles. After creating a new sandbox, navigate to the Permissions tab of the product profile you wish to grant access to, then click Sandboxes. From here, you can add or remove access to the new sandbox in the same manner as other permissions.
If you wish to add unique permissions to users of a particular sandbox, you may need to create a new product profile with the appropriate sandboxes and permissions applied, and assign those users to that profile.
See the access control user guide for more information on managing sandboxes and permissions in the Admin Console.