Product Updates

DatoCMS changelog for new features and general improvements
Adding "Force the use of sandbox environments" option to Project Settings
November 28th, 2023

We understand the importance of safeguarding critical environments, and based on valuable feedback from our users, we're introducing a significant enhancement.

With the addition of the new flag "Force the use of sandbox environments" under Project settings > Global properties, admins now have the option block any change to the schema and configuration of the primary environment:

Developers can now work confidently, knowing that destructive actions are disabled, while users still retain the ability to navigate and edit content in the Content and Media Area tabs.

Activating this feature enforces best practices such as migration scripts and sandbox environments, minimizing the likelihood of unintentional changes or footgun situations in production.