Signing in to the Grid Manager

You access the sign-in page by entering the fully qualified domain name or IP address of an Admin Node into the address bar of a supported web browser.

Before you begin

About this task

When you sign in to the Grid Manager, you are connecting to an Admin Node. Each StorageGRID system includes one primary Admin Node and any number of non-primary Admin Nodes. You can sign in to the Grid Manager on any Admin Node to manage the StorageGRID system. However, the Admin Nodes are not exactly the same:

Steps

  1. Launch a supported web browser.
  2. In the browser’s address bar, enter the fully qualified domain name or IP address of an Admin Node.
  3. If you are prompted with a security alert, install the certificate using the browser’s installation wizard.
  4. Sign in to the Grid Manager:
    • If single sign-on (SSO) is not being used for your StorageGRID system:
      1. Enter your username and password for the Grid Manager.
      2. Click Sign In.


      Sign in page

    • If SSO is enabled for your StorageGRID system and this is the first time you have accessed the URL on this browser:
      1. Click Sign in. You can leave the Account ID field blank.
        Sign in screen if SSO enabled and no cookies
      2. Enter your standard SSO credentials on your organization's SSO sign-in page. For example:
        example organization sign in page for SSO
    • If SSO is enabled for your StorageGRID system and you have previously accessed the Grid Manager or a tenant account:
      1. Do either of the following:
        • Enter 0 (the account ID for the Grid Manager), and click Sign in.
        • Select Grid Manager if it appears in the list of recent accounts, and click Sign in.

        Selecting Grid Manager from recent account list if SSO is enabled
      2. Sign in with your standard SSO credentials on your organization's SSO sign-in page.
    When you are signed in, the home page of the Grid Manager appears, which includes the Dashboard.


    Dashboard

  5. If you want to sign in to another Admin Node:
    Option Steps
    SSO not enabled
    1. In the browser’s address bar, enter the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the other Admin Node.
    2. Enter your username and password for the Grid Manager.
    3. Click Sign In.
    SSO enabled In the browser’s address bar, enter the fully qualified domain name or IP address of the other Admin Node.

    If you have signed in to one Admin Node, you can access other Admin Nodes without having to sign in again. However, if your SSO session expires, you are prompted for your credentials again.