I was developing an Alexa skill and was in the process of beta testing it. I made a change to the permissions to allow getting the users country and zip code and rebuilt the skill. That caused my skill to be removed from beta testing. The Privacy & Compliance section became greyed out and the status of the Beta Testing shows not yet eligible. When I unchecked the changes I had made, the skill beta testing became available again.
The area I need to test involves getting the correct time to save in a DynamoDB table. While beta testing, the log files and my date/time routines always show the UTC time offset of 0 which is why I wanted to change the skill permissions.
Is there a reason why I cannot set the skill permissions for beta testing, or is there another way to get the correct date and time from the user rather than the server?