Each organization should contain at least one environment in addition to the Administrators environment. Large global enterprises can have several environments, which can be based on region or on enterprise operations, such as staging or production.

Environments contain populations, which provide the structure to manage groups of similar users within the environment.

Environments contain the core resources on which all identity services are built. Environments encompass:

  • Populations
  • Users
  • Applications
  • Activities
  • Branding and images
  • Password policies
  • Risk policies

Environment Properties

You can find the following details for your environment in Settings > Environment Properties:

Organization Name
The name of the organization.
The name of the environment.
A brief description of the environment.
The environment license details.
Environment ID
The environment ID.
Organization ID
The organization ID.
The type of environment (Sandbox or Production).
The geographical region to which the environment belongs.
The date and time the environment was created.
Console Login URL
The URL used to sign on to the admin console for this environment.
Self-Service URL
The URL for end user access to the self-service portal for this environment.
Application Portal URL
The URL for end user access to their application portal.

Environment types

When you create an environment, you can select Sandbox or Production. Sandbox environments are intended for configuration and testing before deployment. Production environments are intended for live configurations that are deployed for real-world use.

  • You can't delete a production environment unless you first demote it to sandbox.
  • If you have a trial license, you can't create production environments or promote sandbox environments to production.