Which finAPI server should I use for what purpose (Sandbox/Alpha/Live)?

finAPI is available on three different environments:

The following applies for the use of the Sandbox server:

  • Testing / evaluation of services.
  • Please do not perform load tests on the Sandbox.*
  • Data created on Sandbox will not be migrated if you decide to change to live production environment.
  • If used with real bank accounts, personal data may be stored on the Sandbox. You are responsible for making sure that you have the required rights to store the data on the finAPI Sandbox.
  • All data on Sandbox server must be deleted by the users themselves after use.
  • No SLA and availability guarantees are given for the Sandbox.

The following applies for the use of the Alpha server:

  • Testing / evaluation of services, especially the preview-services for upcoming features
  • Please do not perform load tests on the Alpha server.*
  • Data created on the Alpha server will not be migrated if you decide to change to live production environment.
  • If used with real bank accounts, personal data may be stored on the Alpha server. You are responsible for making sure that you have the required rights to store the data on the finAPI Alpha server.
  • All data on the alpha server must be deleted by the users themselves after use.
  • No SLA and availability guarantees are given for the Alpha server.

The following applies for the use of the Live environment:

  • You may use the finAPI Live instance only if you have a valid licence agreement for using finAPI.
  • Users created on the live instance count towards your licence agreement.
  • Please do not use the Live instance for load or performance tests.*
  • Access to the Live environment can be IP restricted for security reasons.
  • The SLA in your licence agreement hold for the Live environment.

*If you need to perform load or performance tests on some finAPI environment, please contact us.

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