What is a Sandbox Console?
Whether you intend to create traditional test accounts, view and manage programmatically created White Label Customers, or manipulate the status of transfers initiated by your application, the Sandbox Console helps simplify your development experience.
There are two consoles designed to support the specific needs of a developer’s application. The key distinction between each console—White Label vs. Standard—is the type of test user associated with your application.
Access the Sandbox Console at: https://sandbox-uat.dwolla.com
- If you are new to application development with Dwolla, we recommend you review our Sandbox Setup Guide.
White Label Console vs. Standard Console
Depending on how you interact with test users, you will access the console specific to your application, either the White Label Console or Standard Console. As a developer, determine if you intend to manage the entire end-user experience (White Label) or if you want to leverage the Dwolla user experience and associated Dwolla account (Standard). Read our Account Types article for more information on the differences between White Label Customers and traditional Dwolla accounts. Note: White label is a premium solution and you will need to work directly with Sales prior to activating in production. For more information about white label, please contact sales.
Managing test users
White Label Console - Customer
The White Label Console allows you to manage the Customers and transfers associated with the Customers that were generated by your application. Once your application has created its Customers you can access the White Label Console to validate that the request was recorded properly in our test environment.
Standard Console - Traditional accounts
Unlike the white label solution, you are unable to create test accounts from your application. To simplify the testing process, the Standard Console allows you to create test Dwolla accounts and associate funding sources. Once the test accounts have been created, your application can facilitate a transfer of funds to, from, or between test accounts.
Managing test transfers
In either the White Label or Standard Console, you can view and trigger transfer outcomes of your application. The ability to manage transfers remains the same, whether you are using the White Label or Standard Console.
Transfer behavior in the Sandbox
Unlike balance or FiSync sourced transfers, 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.
The Sandbox Console interface allows you to immediately trigger any of the four possible outcomes for a given transfer:
reclaimed. If subscribed to webhooks, when a transfer outcome is triggered a webhook will be sent to your server which includes the corresponding created event.
For more information on transfer statuses, read the bank transfer workflow article.
Financial institutions play an important role in the Dwolla network.
Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank and all funds associated with your account in the Dwolla network are held in pooled accounts at Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank. These funds are not eligible for individual insurance, including FDIC insurance and may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank.