Dev Hub: Now Available in Developer Edition and Trial Orgs

You asked for it, and we delivered! Dev Hub is now available in trial orgs and Developer Edition orgs to try out scratch orgs and second-generation packaging.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience, Salesforce Classic, and all versions of the Salesforce app in Developer, Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited editions.

When: You can enable Dev Hub in existing orgs when they are upgraded to Winter ’19. You can enable Dev Hub in new trial and Developer Edition orgs starting on October 6, 2018.

Why: You no longer have to sign up for a special Dev Hub trial org that expires in 30 days. Developer Edition orgs don’t expire as long as they remain active. In a trial or Developer Edition Dev Hub, you can create up to 6 scratch orgs and package versions per day, with a maximum of 3 active scratch orgs.


Trial orgs expire on their expiration date. Developer Edition orgs that are inactive for 365 days are deactivated.

Use a Developer Edition or trial Dev Hub to practice:

  • Using the Salesforce CLI.
  • Creating scratch orgs as development and testing environments.
  • Creating second-generation package versions.
  • Setting up continuous integration using scratch orgs.

When you plan to move forward, enable Dev Hub in your production or business org because:

  • You have higher daily limits for scratch orgs and package versions.
  • Continuous integration jobs can require a significant amount of scratch orgs.
  • Package versions are associated with your Dev Hub org. When a trial or Developer Edition org expires, you lose access to the package versions.
  1. Log in as System Administrator to org that you want to use as your Dev Hub.
  2. From Setup, enter Dev Hub in the Quick Find box and select Dev Hub.
  3. In the Dev Hub section, click Enable.


You can’t enable Dev Hub in a Developer Edition org in which you have defined a namespace. You can’t define a namespace in a Developer Edition org that has Dev Hub enabled.