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      Go live

      This page is about production migration, pilot testing, and going live. The following graphic illustrates the steps to achieve complete merchant system development.


      Figure 1. System development process

      Before proceeding to the production environment, you need to complete the sandbox integration and successfully pass the sandbox testing and acceptance process (if any).

      #Migrate from Sandbox to Production

      To migrate from sandbox to production, complete the following updates.

      #Modify the API URL path

      Remove the sandbox from the url path. Change the URL path of the create API from /ams/sandbox/api/v1/payments/pay to /ams/api/v1/payments/pay

      For example, the URL path for the sandbox environment:


      The URL path for the production environment:


      #Update the Client ID

      Use the Client ID for the production environment. For information on how to obtain the Client ID, see Integration preparation.

      #Update Public key

      Use the public key that is used in the production environment. For information on how to update the public key, see Integration preparation.

      #Update SFTP access

      You must contact Alipay Technical Support ( to obtain a new SFTP account and white list your production server's IPs. The SFTP server hostname remains the same. 

      #Launch your application

      Go to Alipay Developer Center to launch your application.



      Figure 2. Launch the application


      Only after you sign the business contract with Alipay, you can launch an application.

      #Conduct pilot test

      After migrating to production, you (and your technical service provider, if any) need to join the User Acceptance Test (UAT). Alipay will lead the UAT schedule and design test cases. When UAT is passed, a UAT report is generated and delivered to all participants.

      To execute test cases, go to Alipay Developer Center, and then locate Test Suites under Acceptance Test.

      #Go live

      Now you are all set to go public.

      #More information 

      Cashier payment introduction

      Reports and reconciliation