English Qlik Sense 3.2

Starting Qlik Sense Desktop

You start Qlik Sense Desktop from the Start menu under the Qlik Sense program group.

Before you can start using Qlik Sense Desktop, you need to authenticate yourself either with your Qlik Account or against a Qlik Sense Enterprise server. You need to have a working internet connection to enable authentication.

After you have been authenticated once, internet access is not required to continue using Qlik Sense Desktop. However, you have to re-authenticate yourself if ten days have passed since you last authenticated, if you have logged out, or if your administrator has revoked your user access for Qlik Sense Enterprise server.

Qlik Sense Desktop runs in the language of your operating system and the language cannot be altered, unless you open and run Qlik Sense Desktop in a web browser.

Logging in with your Qlik Account

If you already have a Qlik Account, you can log in to Qlik Sense Desktop using your Qlik Account credentials.

Do the following:

  1. Start Qlik Sense Desktop

    The Qlik Sense Desktop welcome dialog opens.

  2. Click Log in with Qlik Account.

    The log in page opens.

  3. Enter your Username and Password and click LOG IN.

    You are now authenticated and the Qlik Sense Desktop hub opens.

When Qlik Sense Desktop has started, you arrive at the hub, where you have access to all your content (apps). If there are no apps there yet, you can begin by creating your first app.

Registering for a Qlik Account

If you do not have a Qlik Account, you can access the registration form from the Qlik Sense Desktop welcome dialog.

Do the following:

  1. Start Qlik Sense Desktop

    The welcome dialog opens.

  2. Click Register.

    The registration page opens.

  3. Enter your personal information.
  4. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions.
  5. Check the box to verify you are not a robot.
  6. Click Register.

    An activation link for your new Qlik Account is sent to your e-mail.

  7. Click the activation link in the e-mail to activate your Qlik Account.

    You can now start using your Qlik Account.

You can now log in to Qlik Sense Desktop using your Qlik Account credentials.

Authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise server

If you have user access for Qlik Sense Enterprise, you can authenticate against the Qlik Sense Enterprise server when you start Qlik Sense Desktop.

Before you can authenticate, the Qlik Sense Enterprise authentication link must be generated by your administrator in the Qlik Management Console.

Your Qlik Sense administrator will provide you with information about how you can receive the link using one of the following methods:

  • Retrieving the desktop authentication link from your Qlik Sense Enterprise hub
  • Receiving the desktop authentication link from your administrator
  • Receiving a hubs.ini file from your administrator that contains the authentication link

Qlik Sense Desktop must be installed on your computer before you start any of the following procedures.

Retrieving a desktop authentication link from the Qlik Sense Enterprise hub

Do the following:

  1. Start Qlik Sense Enterprise.
  2. Click ¥ in the top toolbar of the hub, and then click Desktop authentication.
  3. A dialog box opens asking you to confirm that you want to open the authentication link using the Qlik Sense. Confirm the dialog.

    Qlik Sense Desktop opens and a new authentication button for the enterprise server is added to the welcome page under Authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise.

  4. Click the authentication button to log in. You may be asked to enter your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

    You are now authenticated and Qlik Sense Desktop opens.

After this, when you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, you can click the authentication button and log in using your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

Receiving the desktop authentication link from your administrator

Do the following:

  1. Click the authentication link provided by your Qlik Sense administrator.

    If you cannot click the link, copy the link into your browser and press return.

    If you are using Google Chrome, you must select the link option from the address bar that does not say Google Search.

  2. A dialog box opens asking you to confirm that you want to open the authentication link using the Qlik Sense. Confirm the dialog.

    Qlik Sense Desktop opens and the authentication link is added to the welcome page under Authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise.

  3. Click the authentication link. You may be asked to enter your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

    You are now authenticated and Qlik Sense Desktop opens.

After this, when you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, you can click the authentication button and log in using your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

Receiving a hubs.ini file from your administrator

Do the following:

  1. Copy the hubs.ini file that was provided to you by your administrator to the following location: C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Hubs\

    The next time that you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, an authentication link will be added to the welcome page under Authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise.

  2. Click on the authentication link. You may be asked to enter your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

    You are now authenticated and Qlik Sense Desktop opens.

After this, when you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, you can click the authentication button and log in using your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

Logging out

You can choose to log out from Qlik Sense Desktop.

Do the following:

  1. Click y and then click in the pop-up menu.

Opening Qlik Sense Desktop in a web browser

By default, Qlik Sense Desktop runs in a window of its own. But you can also open it in a web browser.

You must log in using Qlik Sense Desktop before you can open it in a web browser.

Do the following:

  1. Start Qlik Sense Desktop from the start menu.
  2. Open a (supported) web browser.
  3. Type http://localhost:4848/hub in the browser address bar.

Qlik Sense Desktop opens in the web browser, showing the hub with all your apps.

You can now alter the language of Qlik Sense Desktop.

See: Languages in Qlik Sense

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and the icons in the hub are not displayed correctly, you modify a setting under Internet options for Microsoft Internet Explorer. Add the website address for the hub under Trusted sites.