# Lifecycle

• Environments are created when a new feature is added in the Coherence UI (or when a new PR is opened, if configured for feature auto-creation)
• Environments can take up to 1 hour to provision SSL certificates on GCP (this is a limitation of GCP managed certs, see https://cloud.google.com/load-balancing/docs/ssl-certificates/troubleshooting)
• Environments are deleted when the branch is merged or the PR is closed (or the feature is manually archived in the coherence UI)