Create a Free Account and Deploy Your Database

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    Create a Couchbase Capella account to start using Capella to manage your data.

    To get started, you can use a Couchbase Capella Free Trial.

    Create a Free Account

    1. In your web browser, go to the Couchbase Capella Sign-up page.

    2. In the Full Name field, enter your full name.

    3. In the Email Address field, enter the user address you want to use to login to your Capella account.

    4. In the Password field, enter a password for your Capella account.

      Your password must:

      • Contain at least eight characters.

      • Contain uppercase characters (A-Z).

      • Contain lowercase characters (a-z).

      • Contain numbers (0-9).

      • Contain special characters, such as @, #, or $.

    5. Click Get Started.

      Couchbase sends an email to your provided email address with a confirmation code for your account.

    6. Enter the code from the email into the provided field.

    7. Review and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

    8. (Optional) To subscribe to email updates from Couchbase, click I agree to be updated on offers, products, and services from Couchbase.

    9. Click Create Account.

    After you Create a Free Account, you can upgrade your account with an Activation ID from Couchbase Sales. To access all features of Couchbase Capella, Add an Activation ID to your account.

    Deploy Your Database

    After you create your account, answer some questions to customize your Capella experience and deploy your database.

    1. In the Preferences section, do one of the following:

      • To set your Preferences, select one or more options for your expected use of Capella and your experience level with Couchbase. Click Next.

      • To skip setting any Preferences, click Skip.

    2. In the Languages section, do one of the following:

      • To set a preferred programming language, select one or more of the programming languages you want to use with Capella. Click Next.

      • To skip selecting a preferred programming language, click Skip.

    3. In the Database Name field, enter a name for your database or accept the default.

    4. Select an available cloud provider:

    5. Select an available geographic region for your database or accept the default.

    6. (Optional) In the CIDR Block field, enter a range of IP addresses in CIDR notation for your database or accept the default.

    7. Click Deploy Now.

      Capella deploys your database with your chosen settings.

    Deploy Your App Services Trial

    You can use Capella App Services to sync data between Capella buckets and mobile or edge devices running Couchbase Lite. You can also use it to authenticate and manage mobile and edge users.

    To deploy an App Services trial for mobile development:

    1. From the Start page, click Link App Service.

      Capella starts to deploy your App Service. The process takes a few minutes to complete.

    For more information about how to configure App Services, see Configure Your App Services Trial (Mobile sync).

    Next Steps

    After you deploy your database, you can Explore Sample Data with Data Tools and Explore the SDK Playground.

    If you want to connect to your database:

    1. Generate database credentials to securely connect and control access to your database. For more information, see Configure Database Credentials

    2. Add your current IP address as an allowed IP for your database. For more information, see Configure Allowed IP Addresses

    3. Generate a Code Snippet that helps you connect your database to your application.

    4. Choose and install a Couchbase SDK

    5. (Optional) Download the security certificate for your database and add it to your application’s server machine or IDE:

      1. From the Start page, go to Settings  Security Certificate.

      2. Click Download.