Introduction to Copado Playgrounds

Updated 1 week ago by Copado Solutions

Please note that this feature is in beta and may be subject to changes.

Overview

Copado Playgrounds is a feature within our Success community that allows you to automatically create a complete Copado setup with all the related configurations, including Git repositories, sandboxes and scratch orgs.

A playground is a Salesforce trial org with Copado installed and configured to orchestrate a simulated production release flow built out of sandboxes that are automatically created out of your trial org.

The playground is created by following a setup wizard. The setup wizard will essentially do the following:

  • Spin up a fresh Copado trial org with the ability to create child sandboxes or scratch orgs.
  • Copado trial orgs and scratch orgs are valid for 30 days from the date they are created.
  • Connect to Git.
  • Install Copado in this fresh trial environment and assign some licenses.
  • Spin up some trial sandboxes or scratch orgs.
  • Create a sample base setup of Copado that includes Git snapshots and pipelines.
  • You will have enabled the Dev Hub option by default in your Trial Org.

Manual tasks are reduced to providing names for your playground, your trial org username, credentials for your Git repository and authenticating orgs.

The result is a setup with six Salesforce orgs that include a Copado implementation, a connection to Git with all the required records and preset branches. The orgs are the following:

  • Copado (the trial org where Copado is installed).
  • Production
  • Hotfix
  • UAT
  • Dev1
  • Dev2

As you can see, this is a great way to create an independent training environment for Copado.

Prerequisites

In order to work with playgrounds, you will need a Git repository.

At the moment, only GitHub is supported, so you will need a GitHub account. If you don’t have one yet, sign up for a free GitHub account.

For a step-by-step process on how to setup a playground following the wizard, take a look at the article Copado Playground Setup Wizard.


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