Dashboard

Introduction

The web dashboard is a simple and convenient way to interact with the Catalyst Cloud. It can be found at https://dashboard.cloud.catalyst.net.nz.

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The dashboard provides a friendly and simplified interface for commonly used services and functionality available on the Catalyst Cloud. There are however more advanced features that are only available via the Command Line Interface (CLI) or by interacting with our APIs.

Note

When a new feature is introduced to the Catalyst Cloud, it is first exposed via a REST API, followed by the Command Line Interface and finally the web dashboard. It usually takes a few months for it to reach the dashboard.

The major appeal of using the dashboard is it requires no programming expertise or familiarity with command line tools. Another advantage is that the dashboard is accessible from anywhere (not restricted to specific IP addresses like the APIs).

Using the dashboard

There is an assumed level of understanding about the nature of the services you are interacting with. That said, most users should be able to achieve their desired outcomes by simply by navigating through and playing around with the dashboard.

You can see the services provided on the left-hand sidebar. Each service has a corresponding section in this documentation, with their own guides and tutorials. If this is your first time interacting with our services, we recommend you going through our first instance tutorial.

Some of the dashboard functionality beyond these services are in the buttons along the top bar. From left to right, they let you:

  • Select which project you are working on;
  • Change what region your operating in;
  • Access our support functions;
  • Change accounts or access your account settings.

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to the FAQ items listed below before raising a support request for the web dashbaord: