The Sandbox environment is a complete replica of the Dwolla production environment, supporting all of the same API endpoints. Applications should be tested against the Sandbox environment before being used in production.
Unlike transfers that are sourced from a Dwolla balance, which are processed instantaneously, bank-sourced transfers exist in the pending state for a few business days until they are
The Sandbox environment does not replicate any ACH processes, so a
pending transfer will not clear or fail automatically after a few business days as it would in production. It will simply remain in the
pending state indefinitely. Reference the testing transfers section for more information on how to simulate bank transfer processing in the Sandbox environment.
To set up your Sandbox account, all you will need is a valid email address. Once you agree to the Dwolla Developer Terms and Service, you will receive an email asking to verify your email address.
After email verification, your Sandbox account will be created and you'll be redirected to our Sandbox Dashboard at
https://dashboard-sandbox.dwolla.com/. Here you can view your API key and secret and generate an OAuth access token. Dwolla will also create an application for your account, associate a funding source named 'Superhero Savings Bank', and add $5000 to the account balance for testing.
Use sandbox environment to test API requests.
All funds transfers made using the Dwolla Platform are performed by a financial institution partner, and any funds held in a Dwolla Balance are held by a financial institution partner. Learn more about our financial institution partners.