Is it available to change the production level on staging environment (Pega Cloud) from 4 to 5?
The customer uses Pega Cloud (Development, Staging, and Production), and wants to change the production level on the Staging environment from 4 to 5.
The reason why the customer wants to do it is that they want to use the Staging environment as more similar to the production environment, for performing more strict test on the Staging environment.
Each Pega system has a production level, a value between 1 (lowest and least) and 5 (highest). This value affects many security features of your system.
The production levels are:
5 = production
4 = preproduction
3 = test
2 = development
1 = experimental
The System instance (the single instance of the Data-Admin-System class) contains the production level of your system. The current level is recorded as the value of the pzProductionLevel property on the Process page.
You can set this value during installation. You can change it anytime later, as described below.
A high production level number implements a restrictive security scheme for production use with few people empowered to change rules. A low number (of 1 or 2) is much less restrictive and lets developers experiment by creating and updating rules.
Production levels are referenced in Access of Role to Object rules and in various tools and wizards. In addition, through System Setting rules, you can assign distinct values for a setting based on the current production level.
To change the production level of a system, open and update the Production level field on the Production tab of the System data instance. The change takes effect (for a node) the next time that a node is started.
Thanks for the comments. I read the articles and understood the production levels very well, but let me confirm one thing. Does it mean "it's not involved with Pega Cloud Service Contract because the production level can be managed from the GUI"? I just wonder if Pega Cloud Service has some restriction regarding the production level.