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Specifying the production level

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In on-premises systems, administrators can specify its production level, thereby defining operator access and permission to make changes to the system. Production levels control the types of permitted changes and specify the purpose of the environment, for example, development or production.

Pega supports the use of a production level to establish a security scheme that defines the permissions for users of that Pega instance: the more restrictive the security scheme, the fewer users who can edit application rules. In development environments, in which developers need to create and update rules with minimal restrictions, development teams often prefer a lower production level, typically level 2, which has fewer restrictions than higher levels. When you log in to Dev studio, you can find the current production level displayed in the upper-right corner of your screen.

In Pega Cloud Services environments, beginning in Pega Platform 8.4.1, clients cannot change the default production levels that Pega sets for all environments within each Pega Cloud subscription, depending on the client use of the environment:

  • 2 – Development/Test environments
  • 4 – Staging environments
  • 5 – Production environments

    Pega Cloud does not support requests to modify these levels.

For on-premises systems, clients can modify the production level for their system.

  1. In the navigation pane of Dev Studio, click Records.

  2. Expand the SysAdmin category, and then click System.

  3. Click the name of the system for which you want to specify the production level.

  4. In the Production level list, click one of the following options:

    • 1 - Sandbox
    • 2 - Development
    • 3 - Quality assurance
    • 4 - Staging
    • 5 - Production
  5. Click Save.

Restart your system for the production level changes to take effect.

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