I have Eclipse Kepler (4.3.2) installed and the Force.com plugin installed. I've been able to connect to a Development Sandbox from within Eclipse. However, I cannot connect to my DE Org environment. Is this possible using the Force.com plugin for Eclipse? Or can you only connect to non-DE Org environments from within Eclipse?

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The first "Environment" option when you create a Force.com project is "Production/Developer Edition" and using that yes you can connect to a DE Org.

Have you double checked the credentials you are using including the security token? What error are you seeing?

  • With "Production/Developer Edition" selected, I get back this error: Unable to connect to hostname 'www.salesforce.com': Invalid username, password, security token; or user locked out. I don't see an option in my DE Org where I can generate a token, so I'm using a valid username/password that works when I log into the DE Org via my browser. Commented May 12, 2014 at 20:45
  • @MichaelSobczak Log in via your browser and follow these instructions to have a new security token emailed to you help.salesforce.com/…. You can't connect from the Force.com IDE without a security token because the underlying APIs used require a security token.
    – Keith C
    Commented May 12, 2014 at 20:53
  • I'm new to the platform, so I hadn't realized where that option was displayed for a DE org. Thanks for pointing that out! Commented May 12, 2014 at 22:05
  • @MichaelSobczak You can also whitelist your ip if your token changes a lot. Might have to check with your admin to see if they will let you do that
    – EricSSH
    Commented Feb 25, 2015 at 0:32

If you are getting "Unable to connect to hostname 'www.salesforce.com': Invalid username, password, security token; or user locked out",

make sure Security Token Field is blank and the password field has YOURpasswordYOURsecuritytoken

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