If you are interested in using ServiceNow PDI, there are a few things that you need to know. These include getting one, upgrading it, and accessing it.
Obtaining a PDI
Obtaining ServiceNow PDI is a critical step in a developer’s journey with the platform. This is where developers get to explore and test their apps without interfering with clients or deployments.
Using PDIs, developers can also create their own plugins and test them out before they add them to the main platform. The process is relatively straightforward and requires little effort. In fact, it can even be free. You simply need to have a valid email address and a ServiceNow Developer account.
As an example, the HR application may initiate a sequence of queries to configure a new employee’s workstation. After this, the onboarding workflow might begin.
However, it’s important to remember that migrating data from one instance to another is not always possible. This is because there are several limitations on PDIs. They have low CPU and DB capabilities, as well as limited system resources. So, you shouldn’t expect them to be reliable. It’s best to keep your code simple and uncomplicated.
Accessing a PDI
Accessing a ServiceNow PDI is a great way to learn more about the platform. It can help you test code, add plugins and explore the infrastructure of the platform.
The best part is, you don’t have to worry about affecting the production version of the service. You can test code, plugins and the platform itself in a secure and isolated environment.
To access a PDI, you’ll need to have a ServiceNow Developer account. This is a free account for developers and allows you to access a free PDI.
A PDI is a single node instance that has limited RAM and DB capabilities. Although it’s a great tool for testing, they should not be used for multiple users.
Creating a PDI is easy. Simply go to your My Instance page and request a new one. After you’ve requested an instance, you’ll get a link to it. Just enter the url of your PDI in the address bar and you’re ready to use it.
Upgrading a PDI
The Personal Developer Instance is one of the free instances that you can request through ServiceNow. It is designed to be a test environment that allows you to explore the features of the platform. You can also add plugins and create apps.
You can upgrade your PDI to a more recent version if you’d like. However, it should be noted that PDIs have limited resources, including RAM and CPU. They are also unreliable and should be kept safe.
When you upgrade to a new instance, you’ll get access to the latest versions of chatbots, machine learning, and automation. This will allow you to take advantage of new features and automate your development process. Also, you will be able to use a different deployment method.
ServiceNow offers a PDI that you can use to test new applications or to build new customizations for your existing service. However, you should be careful about putting sensitive information on it.
To upgrade a PDI, you’ll need to log in using the credentials you provided. After this, you’ll be able to choose the version you’d like.
Resetting your password
Resetting your ServiceNow PDI password isn’t difficult, but it is important to follow the correct procedure. You can get help with this process in the Instance Help space of the community. The team members there may have dealt with this issue before, but you’re still in good hands.
Before you reset your password, you’ll need to log into the Developer Site and select your instance. From there, you’ll see the “Manage Instance” option. This will let you change the password for the admin user. There are two options, so be sure to choose the right one. Remember that you’ll be asked for a different password than the one you use to login to the Developer Site.
Once you’ve changed the password, you’ll need to refresh the browser. If the reset process works, you’ll be able to sign into your PDI. However, if you don’t, you’ll need to contact the developer team for further assistance. When you do, be sure to describe your problem in the Help Center and include a screenshot of your email notification.