Set up and use a dev kit

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Prerequisites

  1. Order and receive your Clover Dev Kit.
  1. Create a Clover developer account based on your region to access the appropriate Developer Dashboard.Tip You can use a Dev Kit only in the sandbox Developer Dashboard with your test merchant accounts.
  2. Create at least one test merchant account.
  3. Review the information on setting up specific Clover devices and Dev Kits. See Quick Start Guides on Clover Help - Set up your Clover Device. These guides can help you understand how to set up your Dev Kits for the Clover device models of Station, Mini, and Flex.

Associate your Dev Kit with a test merchant account

On the sandbox Developer Dashboard, you need to associate your Clover Dev Kit, other than Clover Go Dev Kit, with your test merchant account.

  1. Unbox and power on your Dev Kit.
  2. Log in to the Developer Dashboard.
  3. From the left navigation menu, click Dev Kits. The Dev Kits page appears.
  4. Click Associate Dev Kit. The Associate Dev Kit page appears.
  5. Enter the 14-alphanumeric Dev Kit serial number from the sticker on your Dev Kit box. Example: C012UQ12345678.
  6. From the Test Merchant drop-down list, select a test merchant account.
  7. Click Associate Dev Kit.
  • Activation code displays on the Dev Kits page.
  • Clover also sends you an email with a code to your development account.
  1. Within 30 minutes of receiving the activation code, use it to activate the Dev Kit for the selected test merchant account. After you've associated a Dev Kit with one of your merchants, it displays in the Dev Kits table with the status: Associated.

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IMPORTANT

Clover disables the activation code after 30 minutes. Repeat these steps to generate new activation code.

Activate your Dev Kit

After you associate your Dev Kit with a test merchant account, you need to activate it using the activation code. Clover turns off the activation code after 30 minutes. You will need to repeat the steps to associate your Dev Kit with a test merchant account and generate a new activation code.

As part of your on-screen Dev Kit setup, Clover does not charge you to select a merchant service plan. The activation process takes a few minutes. Once the Dev Kit is activated, the Developer Dashboard—Dev Kits page displays an update.

Disassociate your Dev Kit from a test merchant account

Disassociation removes the association of a Dev Kit from a test merchant account. It does not impact the functionality or availability of the Dev Kit.

  1. Log in to the Developer Dashboard.
  2. From the left navigation menu, click Dev Kits. The Dev Kits page appears.
  3. Click Disassociate Dev Kit from the submenu that displays for your associated Dev Kit. The Disassociate Dev Kit pop-up appears.
  4. Click Disassociate Dev Kit. The Dev Kit is not associated with any test merchant account. You can now associate your Dev Kit with another test merchant account.

Reassociate your Dev Kit with another test merchant account

As part of your app development in the sandbox, you can create multiple test merchants with different configurations. You can reassociate or disassociate any Dev Kit with a test merchant. For reassociation, the system disassociates the device before associating it with the selected test merchant.

To reassociate your Dev Kit with another test merchant:

  1. Log in to the Developer Dashboard.
  2. From the left navigation menu, click Dev Kits. The Dev Kits page appears.
  3. Click Reassociate Dev Kit from the submenu that displays for your associated Dev Kit. The Reassociate Dev Kit pop-up appears.
  4. From the Test Merchant drop-down list, select a test merchant.
  5. Click Reassociate Dev Kit.
  • Activation code displays on the Dev Kits page.
  • Clover also sends you an email with a code to your development account.
  1. Within 30 minutes of receiving the activation code, use it to activate the Dev Kit for the selected test merchant account.

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