Create a sandbox

In this lesson, you will create a development environment sandbox that you will use for the rest of the tutorial.

Sandboxes provide isolated environments where you can try out functionality without mixing resources and data with your Production environment. For more details, see the sandboxes documentation.

Data Architects and Data Engineers will need to create sandboxes outside of this tutorial.

Before you begin the exercises, watch this short video to learn more about sandboxes:

Permissions required

In the Configure Permissions lesson, you set up all the access controls required to complete this lesson.

Create a Sandbox

Let’s create a sandbox:

  1. Log into the Adobe Experience Platform interface

  2. Go to Sandboxes in the left navigation

  3. Select Create sandbox on the top right
    Select Create sandbox

  4. Select Development as the Type

  5. Name your sandbox luma-tutorial (consider adding your name to the end)

  6. Title your tutorial Luma Tutorial (consider adding your name to the end)

  7. Select the Create button
    Create your sandbox

    note note
    While you could use any arbitrary values for your sandbox name and title, sticking to the values suggested is recommended as we will refer to these labels throughout the tutorial. If there are multiple people at your organization completing this tutorial, consider adding your name at the end of the sandbox title and name, for example luma-tutorial-ignatiusjreilly.

Sandboxes take approximately 30 seconds to create, during which time a “Creating” status displays. When the sandbox is fully created, it shows as “Active”:
Active status

Wait until your sandbox is “Active” before continuing to the next exercise.

Add the new sandbox to the role

Once the sandbox is active, you must include it in your role in order to use it. To add it to your role (requires System Admin or Product Admin privileges):

  1. Go to the Permissions screen

  2. Open the Luma Tutorial Platform role

  3. Optionally remove the Prod sandbox from the role

  4. Add the Luma Tutorial sandbox

  5. Select Save

  6. On the Sandboxes row, select Edit

    Add the Luma Tutorial

  7. Reload (or Shift-reload) the page and you should now either be in the Luma Tutorial sandbox or it should appear in your sandbox dropdown

  8. Switch to the Luma Tutorial sandbox if you aren’t already in it

    Confirm Sandbox

Great, you’ve created your sandbox and are ready to Set up Developer Console and Postman!