Accessing your cluster by using the console

You can access your console from a supported web browser.

Procedure

  1. Connect to the URL <https://<cluster_address>. See the following definitions:

    <cluster_address> is the IBM Cloud Pak console route. You can get the IBM Cloud Pak console route by running the following command:

    oc get route -n ibm-common-services cp-console -o jsonpath='{.spec.host}' && echo
    

    Following is a sample output:

    cp-console.apps.mycluster.mydomain.com
    

    Based on the example output, your console URL would be https://cp-console.apps.mycluster.mydomain.com.

    The username and password are defined in the config.yaml file.

  2. Access your cluster from a web browser. For a list of supported browsers, see Supported browsers.

  3. Log in to the console. You might have different authentication types available for you to select from to authenticate your user credentials.

    The default username to access the console is admin.

    You can get the password for the admin username by running the following command:

     oc -n ibm-common-services get secret platform-auth-idp-credentials -o jsonpath='{.data.admin_password}' | base64 -d && echo
    

    Following is a sample output:

    EwK9dj9fwPZHyHTyu9TyIgh9klZSzVsA
    

    Based on the example output, you would use EwK9dj9fwPZHyHTyu9TyIgh9klZSzVsA as the password.

    You can change the default password at any time. For more information, see Changing the administrator password.

    Note: Any user with access to the ibm-common-services namespace can retrieve this password since it’s stored in a secret in the ibm-common-services namespace. To minimize password exposure, allow limited users to access the ibm-common-services namespace.