Cockpit is a web interface developed by Outscale that enables you to easily create and manage your resources in Outscale Cloud.

The following topics are discussed: 

General Information and Access

The Cockpit web interface enables you to create and manage Cloud resources in your account by sending the corresponding API requests to the Cloud. When creating an Outscale account, an access to Cockpit is provided too.

  • When connecting for the first time to Cockpit, you need to reset your password using the "I forgot my password" link.
  • After one hour of inactivity, you are automatically logged out from Cockpit.


Cockpit is compatible with the following web browsers: 

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

    Cockpit is not compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer.


Each Outscale Region has its own Cockpit web interface, that you can access using the following URLs:

For more information about Outscale Regions, see About Regions, Endpoints, and Availability Zones and Regions, Endpoints and Availability Zones Reference.

This User Guide includes the procedures using Cockpit. For more information about available features and their corresponding documentation, see Cockpit Features Reference.

Some features are available through the API only and are not yet implemented on Cockpit.


Homepage

The Cockpit Homepage provides:

  • A Cloud overview that displays information about your resources per type. You can click:
  • A general overview of your consumption for the current month. For more information about your consumption, see Getting Information About Your Resource Consumption.
    Information is displayed in colored circles. You can hover over a colored area to get more information about your resources, or filter it:

    • To isolate a resource or a type of resource, click the different parts of the circles. 
    • To navigate to a previous level, click an inner circle or in the center of the circle. 
    • To return to the general consumption overview, click the consumption circle. 

  • Your quotas per resource. Information is displayed in percentages. For more information about your quotas, see Getting Information About Your Account and Quotas.

  • A Twitter feed of the latest publications from Outscale.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is a security mechanism that provides an extra layer of protection to your Cockpit account. This feature adds a second step of authentication to the basic login procedure for Cockpit.

Two-factor authentication combines two categories of factors used for identity verification:

  • The knowledge factor: An information, only known to you, that you must provide in order to log in. This factor is the default authentication factor for your Cockpit account and corresponds to your login credentials (email address and password).
  • The possession factor: A security token that you must possess in order to log in. For your Cockpit account, this factor is a one-time password (OTP), generated by a device enrolled as a trusted device, that is, a device verified as secure. The possession factor is the additional authentication factor introduced by two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication for Cockpit is provided by inWebo, an identity protection system. To use this feature, you need to create and configure an inWebo account. This account enables you to create a PIN code as a password and to enroll a browser as a trusted device. The combination of the password and trusted device generates the OTP required as the second authentication factor for Cockpit. For more information about inWebo, OTPs, and trusted devices, see the official inWebo website.

For more information about how to use two-factor authentication for your Cockpit account, see Enabling or Disabling Two-Factor Authentication.



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