How to Get a Free Salesforce Developer Account

Salesforce developer account can be used for several purposes. First and foremost, these accounts can be used test different applicants, to write your applications or for the purpose of experimenting with different techniques. The amazing this is the fact that you can actually get a free Salesforce developer account. Below are the steps you need to follow to get yourself a free Salesforce developer account.

The First Step to a Free Salesforce Developer Account

The first step to getting your developer account is to visit To do this, you will require an internet connection and Salesforce browser support. It is one this website where you will be able to sign up for the account. Once you have entered this website address on your browser, you will be taken to a page with the following: Events, Community and About Us. What you need to get an account is click on Community to access the drop down menu. Once the menu appears, click on ‘Developer Community’.

Developer Force Page

Clicking on ‘Developer Community’ takes you to a page entitled ‘Developer Force’. On this page, you should see a ‘get a free edition’ option. Click on this option. This will take you to the sign up page. On this page, you will find a form with different personal information details you are required to fill in in order to be able to have access to a free account. The first thing you will be required to enter is your first and last name. It is very important to ensure you enter your real names. This is because using other names can create a situation where you are unable to remember your account details. This can make it difficult for you to access your account and might require you to go through a procedure to regain access. Your email address is also a requirement on this form. It is also as important as your names. Make sure you add a functional email whose password you know and is easy to remember. The importance of this is the fact that the Salesforce mass email feature will send a confirmation email to you once your account has been set up. The only way to activate it is through your email. It is therefore important to ensure your email is working properly.

The Final Steps

Fill in all the required areas and once you are done, you will be required to enter a CAPTCHA code for verification purposes and check a box to show agreement to Master Subscription. Once this is done, you will be a step away to getting your free Salesforce Developer Account. To complete the process, click submit option and wait for a confirmation email to inform you of successful sign up.

In conclusion, it is very easy to set up a free Salesforce developer account. You need as little as 15 minutes to sign up and get your confirmation email. As soon as you get the email, you can start to use all the amazing features and information that Salesforce makes available to all users.

Amanda is the Lead Author & Editor of Rainforce Blog. Amanda established the Rainforce blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Salesforce usage.