I'm setting up a Sites 9 system for personal research using a developer license. The "default" scenario seems to be to run the context service. As far as I can gather, DXA will expect this, unless I explicitly configure it to use ADF instead for context.
The documentation for setting up the context service includes having support whitelist your IP address and downloading a repository (presumably device data and the like). As a developer licensee, will they do this for me?
Obviously, full-on support for context is interesting if I want to experiment with those features, but if I want to focus on other things, it's overkill. As far as I can see, the context service starts OK and appears to run without problems even though I haven't downloaded the repository. Is it designed to run like this? Can I use it to "have context" even though my context is presumably less rich, or am I better off just switching it off and using ADF?