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With that out of the way, let’s now get started. Our first task is to setup a Developer Org. A Salesforce org is an environment on Salesforce’s servers where one can store their data in their database, run software using various tools such as Apex code, and use their software using a browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Salesforce allows one to create an org for free and one can create multiple orgs if needed.

This course uses a Developer Org, also known as a Dev Org. Let’s get one now using these steps:

  1. Open the Salesforce Trials Page.
  2. Scroll down to the Salesforce Developer Edition section. Click the “Sign Up for the Salesforce Developer Edition” button.
  3. Fill out the form’s information and then click the Sign Me Up button. Salesforce now sends an email to the Email address specified with instructions on how to login to the new Developer Org.
    1. Enter fake information if you like for the name fields, company, country, etc. However, one must use a valid email address for the Email field because Salesforce sends an email there with the instructions of how to login to your new Developer Org.
    2. Username – This is the username used to login to your Developer Org. It must be unique and in the format of an email address so try to use something memorable. For example, I may use LukeApexCourse@example.com.
  4. After a little while, you’ll receive an email from developer@salesforce.com with a subject of “Welcome to Salesforce: Verify Your Account”. It’ll look something like this:
  5. Click the Verify Account button. This opens a new browser page where one can change their password.
  6. On the change password page, enter a new password that meets the password criteria in the New Password field. Enter the same password into the Confirm New Password field. Choose a security question and enter an Answer for that security question. Now click the Change Password button.
    1. Note: Ensure that you know your username and password so that you can login later. If you want to save it somewhere, I suggest a secure password manager like LastPass.
  7. Now one is logged into their Salesforce org in the browser! Congratulations, you now have your own Salesforce Developer Org that will be used throughout this course and for whatever else you desire.

Login Instructions

One doesn’t stay logged into Salesforce forever. After a while, one has to login again. Here are the instructions for how to login again to your Dev Org:

  1. Open https://login.salesforce.com
  2. Enter your username and password.
  3. Click the “Log In” button. If you see the “Register My Phone” form, click the “I Don’t want to Register my phone” link.