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Inactive Salesforce Developer Edition Orgs

Knowledge Article Number 000231492

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What if my Developer Edition org gets locked and I want to regain access?
    • If your DE org is locked and you would like to regain access, you may request to have it unlocked by opening a case with Customer Support via the Help & Training portal.
    • When you unlock your Developer Edition org, it will have all the same data and configurations that it had before the org was locked.
    • If you are a partner and your DE org is locked, log a case in the Partner Community at
  • If my Developer Edition org gets locked, how long do I have to request to unlock it?
    • At this time, we do not have any plans to delete inactive Developer Edition orgs.
  • If my Developer Edition org gets locked, can I get a new one to replace the old one?
    • Yes, you may obtain a new Developer Edition org at
    • Any usernames previously locked will be unavailable for reuse.
  • If my Developer Edition org gets locked, what do I need to do in order to continue using my Success Community profile associated with this particular DE org?
    • If you would like to continue to use this DE org, and associated Success Community profiles, simply log in at least once every 6 months.
  • Will you lock inactive packaging orgs?
    • An inactive DE org will not be locked if the user has created and uploaded a managed package, and that package is installed in another org. In other words, packaging orgs are exempt from this initiative.

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