The production environment is the live environment where your API is fully operational and accessible to end-users or client applications. It is the environment that hosts the final version of your API that has been thoroughly tested and is considered stable. Any interaction with the production environment can affect your real users and live data.



The sandbox environment, also known as the development or testing environment, is a separate instance where developers can safely experiment and test new code without affecting the production environment. It is an isolated environment that mimics the production setup but uses test data instead of live data.