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The basic process for getting started with Ververica Cloud is as follows:

  1. Create a Ververica Cloud account and log in. (If you already have an existing account, you can skip this step.)
  2. Create your Start for Free workspace.
  3. Follow one of the Quick tutorials:

Create a Ververica Cloud account and log in​

To create a Ververica Cloud account and log in:

  1. Navigate to the Ververica Cloud sign-up page to get started.


  2. Fill in the following information (all fields are mandatory):

    • First name (maximum 128 characters)
    • Last name (maximum 128 characters)
    • Business email (temporary email addresses are not allowed). This will be your username on Ververica Cloud.
    • Company
    • Country
  3. (Optional) Tick the box giving Ververica consent to send product/service information.

  4. Read Ververica’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and tick the box to accept.

  5. Click Get Started. A Success message will be displayed.


  6. You will receive an email from Ververica Cloud. In it, click Set Password to set up your initial password.

  7. Enter a password twice and click Confirm. (Note: This displays the standard Reset Password screen in Ververica Cloud, but in this case, you’re using it to create your initial password.) See Password rules.


  8. You should see the Ververica Cloud login page after entering your password. If not, access the Ververica Cloud home page.


  9. Enter your username (the business email from step 2) and your password and click Sign in.

Your Dashboard will be displayed. Initially, it will be empty, since you've not set up any workspaces.

Empty dashboard

Rules when setting up your initial password​

  • At least 1 uppercase character.
  • At least 1 lowercase character.
  • At least 1 number character.
  • At least 1 of * $ - + ? _ & = ! % { } @.
  • Between 12 and 128 characters.

Create your Start for Free workspace​

In this section, you’ll create a free workspace with sufficient capacity to run the Quick Start tutorials.

To create your Start for Free workspace in Ververica Cloud:

  1. In your Ververica Cloud Dashboard, click Create Workspace.

    Create workspace

  2. In the Offering Type panel, click Start for Free under the PAY AS YOU GO option.

  3. In the Offering Details panel that expands below the PAYG panel, enter the following:

    Offering details

    • Provider: (This is set to AWS and cannot be changed).
    • Region: Select the region closest to you from the drop-down menu. Currently, we support three regions:
      • US West (N. California)
      • US East (N. Virginia)
      • Europe (Frankfurt)
    • Workspace Name: For example, call it Test-WS. In general, you can have:
       - Maximum 128 characters
      - Uppercase letters
      - Lowercase letters
      - Numbers 0–9
      - Special characters: SPACE(β€œ β€œ), UNDERSCORE(β€œ_β€œ), DASH(β€œ-β€œ)
      Note: You don’t need to worry about entering any payment details at this stage, as this is a free trial.
  4. In the Order Summary panel, click Create.


Your Dashboard page will be displayed, with your new workspace listed.


After you complete the above steps, it can take a few minutes for the new Workspace to be created. While this is happening, the status will show as Creating.

New workspace

That’s it. You’re ready to start developing your first application. Follow one of the Quick tutorials: