Important changes to new development stores
Starting on August 17, 2020, all newly created development stores will be password protected. Moving forward, Partners will not be able to disable the password page unless they transfer the store to a merchant or select a plan. This means that visitors to development stores will need to enter a password to view the store.
App and theme developers can still use development stores for App and Theme Store listings. You don't need to change any settings on the store to enable this functionality.
Existing development stores are not impacted.
This update ensures the best experience of Shopify for merchants, buyers and our Partners. Learn more about password-protected development stores in the Shopify Help Center.