As an enterprise looking to take advantage of Salesforce’s release management, data backup and recovery, and security solutions, it’s important to ensure their Salesforce developers are properly set up and have access to the right resources. Spending the time to properly configure and sign-up Salesforce developers is only going to pay off in the long-term.

Before getting started, it’s important to ensure you’re utilizing the right developer tools for the job. Developers who work with Salesforce should familiarize themselves with the Salesforce AppExchange, which is a library of cloud apps and components created for Salesforce and used to quickly extend and customize your CRM. This is a good first stop for any enterprise user.

Once you’ve determined the right Salesforce development tools, it’s time to sign-up for a Salesforce Developer Account. As network administrators, consider the following steps when signing up for a Salesforce Developer Account:

1. Register for a Developer Account. To do this, simply navigate to and click on “Sign Up”.

2. Select your user type. You can choose from Individual, Teams, or Production Accounts. Each of these options has different features depending upon your organization’s need and size.

3. Create a Username and Password. Choose a secure, unique password to ensure only authorized users have access to your Salesforce development account.

4. Verify Your Email. You’ll receive an email from Salesforce with an activation link. Click that link to verify your user account.

In addition to registering for a Developer Account, consider implementing the following best practices to ensure Enterprise-level security of your Salesforce development account:

1. Monitor and Review Changes. Before deploying any changes in Salesforce, it’s important to review and monitor them to ensure they’re in line with your organization’s security policies.

2. Monitor Configurations. Configurations always need to be monitored to ensure the right level of security is being put in place.

3. Perform Regular Security Scans. Regular security scans can help identify any security threats as soon as they appear.

4. Use Multi-Factor Authentication. Use two-factor authentication for a higher level of security.

Finally, consider leveraging Salesforce Release Management, Salesforce Data Backup and Recovery and Salesforce Security Solutions to further secure your Salesforce development account. These end-to-end solutions can help ensure your Salesforce development is securely and properly managed.

To sum up, as an enterprise user looking to take advantage of Salesforce’s release management, data backup and recovery, and security solutions, signing-up for a Developer Account is a great first step. Leveraging the right resources, best-practices, and solutions can help ensure the right level of security is in place for your Salesforce development account.

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Faizan Ali

Faizan Ali
Salesforce Consultant at Turnitin