A simulated environment to test your tasks.
About the Sandbox
The Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox is a simulated environment that lets you test your applications and tasks prior to publication in the marketplace.
- Free to use for registered Mechanical Turk requesters. Fees will not be withdrawn and payments are not made to Worker accounts.
- Has functional parity with the production website.
- Requires only a URL change to configure your application to work against the developer sandbox or the production website.
How do I use the MTurk Developer Sandbox?
How do I configure my application to use the MTurk Developer Sandbox?
To use the MTurk Developer Sandbox during development and testing, set the URL service endpoint in your code to point to the sandbox endpoint: https://mturk-requester-sandbox.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
To use the MTurk Developer Sandbox for testing tasks using external questions, set the destination URL for the form action to be:
To switch your application to the production MTurk system, set the URL service endpoint to: https://mturk-requester.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
To switch your tasks using external questions to the production MTurk system, set the destination URL for the form action to be:
Example using Python:
region_name = 'us-east-1'
aws_access_key_id = 'YOUR_ACCESS_ID'
aws_secret_access_key = 'YOUR_SECRET_KEY'
endpoint_url = 'https://mturk-requester-sandbox.us-east-1.amazonaws.com'
# Uncomment this line to use in production
# endpoint_url = 'https://mturk-requester.us-east-1.amazonaws.com'
client = boto3.client(
# This will return $10,000.00 in the MTurk Developer Sandbox
Example for tasks using external questions:
Set the form action URL to your desired environment:
<!-- This POST method is posting to the sandbox worker site-->
<form method="POST" action="https://workersandbox.mturk.com/mturk/externalSubmit">
<!-- This POST method is posting to the production worker site-->
<!--<form method="POST" action="https://www.mturk.com/mturk/externalSubmit">-->
<input type="hidden" id="assignmentId" name="assignmentId" value="">
What features of MTurk are not supported in the MTurk Developer Sandbox?
What are the guidelines and policies for the MTurk Developer Sandbox?
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