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Forts Console

The Forts Console is available for administration and monitoring of the fort. The user who deploys the fort becomes the first administrator, and can assign the roles administrator and monitor to other users. Only administrators and monitors have access to the Forts Console. Monitors have only access to the Status page.

Forts Console URL: https://<fort ip or hostname>:3443. The URL is also available in the Configuration section of the Forts Console.

Information noteThe credentials used for the Forts Console are completely separated from the SaaS tenant credentials. They are local to the Forts Console so that administration can still be performed in the case where the fort cannot access the internet.
Information noteThe default username and password for a new Forts Console: admin/admin. You will be required to change your password on first login.

Forts Console start page

Forts Console start page showing the status of the fort

Sections in the Forts Console

The Forts Console has the sections Status, Users, Configuration, and Support.

Status

On the Status page there are a number of fort health values. High usage values for CPU, Memory, or Disk would normally require action, such as increasing resources of the VM host. Tenant ping provides a glance at connectivity to Qlik Cloud. An error in this section may mean that network connection is severed. Check the network configuration. Fort Services shows the number and health of the services running in the fort. Errors in this section may mean that the functionality of your fort is limited. Try rebooting the fort or contact support.

Forts Console Status page

Health values for fort components and services

Users

Only administrators have access to the Users section. They can create new users, assign roles, and edit and delete existing users.

Configuration

The Configuration page shows fort name and URL, and tenant URL. There are options for configuring a proxy or TLS certificates.

With the proxy configuration, you can define a custom http/https proxy. This may be required for external traffic in your network. By using Ignore Hosts, you can define hosts that will not use these proxy settings.

With the TLS Certificates configuration, you can define a custom TLS certificate trusted by your organization. By default, Qlik uses a self-signed certificate that may present a warning when users attempt to interact with apps in this fort.

Support

In the Support section, you can generate a support bundle and send it to Qlik Support for investigation. You can also contact Qlik Support. A support bundle contains metrics and logs that you can provide to Qlik Support to help them diagnose your issue. A support bundle may take several minutes to generate.

Danger zone

If you are experiencing issues with your fort, you may need to reboot your fort. Your fort will be unavailable while it is rebooting (apps cannot be opened/edited). This process may take several minutes.