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Version: 1.2

Get Started as a Wayfinder Administrator

The Administration section explains the administrative features of Wayfinder that allow you to define what resources workspace members can use, which clouds they have access to, and more. If you are not a Wayfinder administrator, see the Developer Guide for information on how to use Wayfinder's developer features.

In order to administer Wayfinder, you must be in the admin workspace. By default, the first user added to Wayfinder is placed in this workspace, and that user can add administrative privileges to other users.

This topic lists some important activities you'll do as a Wayfinder administrator and points you to where you can find more information about them.

Log in to Wayfinder

You can log in using either the Wayfinder UI or CLI. To download the CLI, see Get the CLI for instructions.

For login instructions see:

Configure cloud accounts

You'll have to give Wayfinder access to one or more of your cloud accounts, and allocate the accounts to one or more workspaces in Wayfinder. Then workspace members will be able to self-serve to create environments for their applications.

For instructions, head to Cloud Accounts.

Manage cluster plans

Wayfinder comes with default cluster plans for each cloud provider we support. The default cluster plans provide a set of preset Kubernetes cluster parameters based on whether the cluster will be used for development or production. With cluster plans, workspace members choose the plan they need, and create the cluster quickly without worrying about Kubernetes cluster settings. You can also create your own custom plans as needed.

For more information, see:

Manage stages

Stages are a way of grouping resources and expressing their environment or intent. For example, stages can specify whether a resource is associated to development, staging, or production. Internally, resources provisioned under these stages are labelled accordingly, and can be used when you apply a configuration such as policy, compliance, user permissions, costs, network peering, and more.

Stages are selectable by developers when they create a cluster.

For more information, see Stages.

Allocate network IP ranges

Wayfinder uses default IP ranges defined in cluster plans. However, you can control the IP address ranges used to build workspace clusters. For more information, see IP Management.

Create managed DNS zones

To make it convenient for developers to have available domains for their applications, you can create managed DNS zones. Then when a workspace member creates a cluster, DNS zones can be automatically created for that cluster, based on the managed DNS zones you created. Workspace members can also add their own custom domains for applications.

For more information and instructions, see DNS.

Configure single-sign-on (SSO)

If SSO with an identity provider (IDP) is not already set up, you can set it up. See User Authentication Providers. If you're not using SSO, want to add specific local users, or want to manage users via CI pipeline, see User Management.

Monitor cloud costs

Wayfinder lets you estimate costs, as well as enable cost data integration with your cloud provider so you can monitor actual infrastructure costs in Wayfinder. See Predicted and Actual costs.