Okera Portal Basics
The Okera Portal (formerly Web UI) is the browser-based interface used for:
- Viewing your account information
- Finding and understanding datasets
- Getting Started with using a dataset
- Checking permissions on any dataset
Tip: For advanced administrator features, see Portal for Admins
Accessing the Portal
To access the Portal, browse to the URL provided by your Okera administrator.
The Okera Portal is supported on the latest versions of the following browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Apple Safari
Use the Login screen to access the Portal. The Login screen is configured to provide login options depending on your cluster configuration. The login options include:
Authenticate with Okera, JWT, and SSO tokens.
Authenticate using LDAP credentials.
Authenticate with OAuth.
Example login screen with Active Directory and Token login
A note on SSL
If Okera is configured to run with SSL enabled using a self-signed certificate, the SSL certificate must be setup on your local system for the Portal to be accessible to your browser. If, upon navigating to the Portal, the browser warns that the site is not trusted, the SSL certificate may need to be installed.
Please note that even if you bypass your browser’s certificate warning, the Okera Portal will likely continue to not work, with the Login screen reporting this message:
Could not contact server. Check your network connection and try again later.
If you see this message, it could mean you need to install the SSL certificate. Contact your Okera administrator.
Using the Portal
Once you are logged in, the Portal starts you off in your Okera Home page. From here, you can directly access most of your options.
You will see a quick access list of your recently starred datasets and your user tags. Clicking on one of the tags opens a list of your datasets with that tag.
The Home page shows your account information:
- your Okera username
- the groups you belong to
- the roles you have been granted
- the groups granting you those roles
- your access token, including expiry information
Tip: you can use
Cmd+F(Mac) to quickly find a group or role name.
A modal is triggered by the About link at the top right corner next to your username.
This dialog displays information about your Okera cluster:
- UI version
- build hash
- Planner version
- Planner host/port
- REST API endpoint
- authentication methods available
Copying Your Access Token
There are two places you can readily find your access token. It is available on your Home screen, or from any screen by way of the user menu (your username in the upper-right corner).
Click Copy adjacent to the access token on your home screen.
Or choose the Copy Access Token menu option revealed by clicking your username.
To logout, click your username in the upper right part of the screen. Then click Logout.
Your credentials are saved in the browser until either your token expires, or you explicitly log out. Be aware of this security issue when sharing access to your computer.