Developer Forum General Discussion Sand box - How to use?Closed
API User
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:00


I'd like to know more about the sandbox environment and what is the difference between the sandbox and playground environment and also how I can access it? 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:39

Hello there, 


The Sandbox environment is a test environment where Equinix customers can play around with Equinix APIs. 

The difference between the Playground and Sandbox environment is that playground uses static data and is targeted at potential customers whereas Sandbox can only be accessed by Equinix customers and it simulates the actual production environment and data.


To use Sandbox APIs, you will have log into the developer portal and create an app for the sandbox environment. (


The steps to create an app for Sandbox are the same as creating an app in Production. However, you will have to select the app type as "Sandbox" instead of "Production" before creating the app in step 4.  


Once you have created an app and obtained your consumer key and consumer secret you can call the APIs via


Refer to our API catalog ( to see all our APIs. 


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