Signing in to the Grid Management Interface

You access the Sign In page for the Grid Management Interface by entering the web address or host name defined by your system administrator into the address bar of a supported web browser.

Before you begin

About this task

When you sign in to the Grid Management Interface, you are connecting to an Admin Node. Each StorageGRID Webscale system includes one primary Admin Node and any number of non-primary Admin Nodes. You can connect to any Admin Node, and each Admin Node displays a similar view of the StorageGRID Webscale system. However, the Admin Nodes are not entirely equivalent:
Note: The StorageGRID Webscale system uses a security certificate to secure access to the Grid Management Interface. You can use the default certificate created during installation, or you can replace the default certificate with your own custom certificate.


  1. Launch a supported web browser.
  2. In the browser’s address bar, enter the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the Admin Node.
    Note: If you are prompted with a security alert, view and install the certificate using the browser’s installation wizard. The alert will not appear the next time you access this URL.
    The StorageGRID Webscale system's Sign In page appears.

    Sign in page

  3. Enter your case-sensitive username and password, and click Sign In.
    The home page of the Grid Management Interface appears, which includes the Dashboard.