Module 1: Creating a Developer Edition Account

In this module, you create a Developer Edition Account that provides you with a full-featured but isolated Salesforce environment to perform the exercises in this tutorial.

Even if you already signed up for a Developer Edition account, it is strongly recommended that you sign up for a new Developer Edition account for this tutorial. Some of the steps in this tutorial may break some of the work you already did with your existing account.

Steps

  1. Open a browser and access the following URL: http://developer.salesforce.com/signup

  2. Fill in the signup form:

    • Enter your First Name and Last Name
    • For Email, enter an email address you have access to at this time (you will need to open an activation email)
    • For Username, specify a unique user name in the form of an email address. For example: firsname.lastname@tutorial.com (It doesn't have to be an existing email address: the Username is not used to send you emails)
    • Check the Master Subscription Agreement checkbox and click the Sign Me Up button
  3. Check your email. You will receive an activation email for your Developer Edition Account.

  4. Click the link in the activation email. Enter your new password information, and click Save.