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The cloud hub

In the cloud hub, you can create, share, and interact with analytic apps.

You can also add and interact with other content. This includes data sources, charts, notes, and links.

The cloud hub is divided into four sections:

  • Getting Started
  • Home
  • Catalog
  • Collections

You can access the following from all sections:

  • Ask Insight Advisor: Use a chat-based interface for conversational analytics.
  • Add new: Add new content and spaces to the cloud hub.
  • Notifications: View your web notifications.
  • Launcher menu: Navigate to other parts of Qlik Sense.
  • Profile: Manage the settings for your profile, and alerts and subscriptions.

Getting Started

When you log into the cloud hub for the first time, you start in Getting started. Getting started is available from the left-hand navigation pane on subsequent logins. Getting started contains various resources to help you start using Qlik Sense. These resources include tutorials, demos, and demo apps.


After your first login, you will start in Home when you log into the cloud hub.

What you see in Home depends on your license. If you have a professional license, Home displays content that was recently updated, your apps, your data, your charts, your notes, and your favorites. If you have an analyzer license, Home displays recently added apps, charts you have added to the hub, and your favorite apps.

Home section of the cloud hub (Professional license)

The hub home screen

Customizing Home

Click the Customize your home button to add or remove sections.

Available sections are organized under three tabs:

  • Your collections: Collections you can access.

  • Generated: Apps, data, charts, notes, recently updated items, recently created items, and external links.

  • Resources: Qlik educational tools.

Click the + icon to add a section. Click the house icon to remove a section.

Customize your home window

The Customize your home dialog. Add or remove collections, generated content, and resources.

You can also rearrange or remove sections directly on Home:

  • Move a section: click and hold drag handle to move sections vertically.

  • Remove a section: click hover menu to remove a section.


In Catalog, you can view the apps and spaces to which you have access, as well as other content. Catalog allows you to filter on spaces, terms, charts, apps, automations, data, notes, owners, creators, and tags. You can select individual spaces from the spaces drop-down to view content from that space. Select All filters to display the filter pane. When the filter pane is active the All filters box is grayed out. The box displays the number of active filters.

You can view content in either the TileSelect tile icon for tile view or ListSelect list icon for list view view.

Apps and other content can be sorted alphabetically, by creation date, by modification date, or recently used. You can filter content by those you own or by those others own.

To learn more about Catalog, see Understanding your data with catalog tools

Catalog section of the cloud hub

The Explore section of the cloud hub


Collections enable you to group your own apps, charts, and links as well as those of other cloud hub members.

Collections includes Your collections, Generated, and Resources.

Collections section of the cloud hub

Collections section of cloud hub


Your collections includes your Favorites collection. All users have a Favorites collection. The Favorites collection cannot be deleted. Your collections are not shared with other cloud hub members.

Favorites collection in the cloud hub

Collections section of cloud hub with Favorites collection open


Generated includes the following by default:

  • Your apps
  • Your data
  • Your charts
  • Your notes
  • Analytics to explore
  • Recently used
  • Recently created
  • Recently updated
  • Your automations

Generated collections in the cloud hub

Collections section of cloud hub with Generated collections tab open


Resources includes Demo apps and How do I? videos by default.

Resources tab in the Collections section

Resources tab in the collections section of cloud hub

To add content to a collection, click the Add to collection icon on an app, chart, or link and select an existing or new collection.

Information noteFor a visual demo about using collections, see Organizing your content using collections.

If you are using Qlik Sense Mobile SaaS, you also have a Mobile Content collection. Apps that you have opened in the Qlik Sense Mobile SaaS app are automatically added to Mobile Content.

Settings and Management

Settings and Management is available from the profile menu by clicking Profile settings. In Settings and Management, you can:

  • View and edit your personal information.
    • Set preferred language and time zone.
    • Set the regional settings (such as date formats and decimal formatting) for the apps you create.
  • View and edit your subscription notifications settings.
  • View and edit your alerts.

    Monitoring data with alerts

  • View all the shared and managed spaces to which you belong.
  • Manage your devices for Qlik Sense Mobile.
  • Download tools, such as Qlik Sense Desktop and Qlik DataTransfer. These options are not available in Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS - Government (US).
  • View and generate API keys.

Authenticating against Qlik Sense SaaS

You can authenticate your Qlik Sense Desktop client against Qlik Sense SaaS. To do so, you must generate an authentication link in the hub.

Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS Government noteQlik Sense Desktop client users cannot authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS - Government (US).

Download and authenticate Qlik Sense Desktop

  1. Open the hub.

  2. Open the profile menu and select Profile settings.

  3. Click Tools.

  4. Under Qlik Sense Desktop, click Download to download Qlik Sense Desktop.

  5. Install Qlik Sense Desktop.
  6. Click Authenticate to add a server authentication link to your Qlik Sense Desktop installation. You can then click on that link in Qlik Sense Desktop to authenticate.


In the cloud hub, you can create new apps, duplicate existing apps, or upload apps. You can upload apps exported from the cloud hub or other versions of Qlik Sense. You can keep your apps private or you can share them with other cloud hub members. To learn more about Qlik Sense apps, see Creating apps.

Each app in the cloud hub displays the app name, owner, and the modification date. You can view the type of app and tags applied to the app by hovering your cursor over an app. On a touch device, you can view the app type and tags by tapping Arrow Up on the app. You can click on the app to open it. You can click More to view more options for the app including:

  • Viewing app details

    You can view app details by clicking Details. Details provides the following information:

    • Details provides an overview of app information. You can view the app type and owner, as well as relevant date information for the app. You can view the app size and memory use. Size and memory refresh with every reload. Details also shows the tags applied to the app and who can access the app.

      Information note

      Qlik Sense apps distributed from Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows and QlikView apps do not display app size and memory.

    • Notifications lets you to subscribe to and manage notifications for certain app events.
    • Reload history displays a log of the reload history for an app.
    • Performance evaluation displays the results of performance evaluations.

      For more information, see Optimizing app performance.

    • Published copies shows all the managed spaces to which the app has been published.
  • Editing the app

    You can change the app name, description, tags, and space.

    Editing app details

  • Duplicating the app

    You can create a copy of the app.

    Creating apps and adding data

  • Reloading the app

    You can manually reload the app data.

    Manually reloading app data

  • Scheduling reloads for the app

    You can create a schedule to automate reloading app data.

    Scheduling reloading app data

  • Deleting the app

    You can delete the app from the cloud hub.

    Deleting apps

You can also add QlikView apps to the cloud hub. QlikView apps can only be viewed and have different options than Qlik Sense apps in the cloud hub.


You can add visualizations from apps into the cloud hub. This enables you to closely monitor important visualizations without opening apps.

Monitoring visualizations


Spaces are areas in the cloud hub where apps are stored. Spaces can be personal, shared, or managed.

All users have a personal space where apps they create are stored by default. Personal spaces are private. You can share your personal apps by moving them to a shared space.

Users with a professional license can create shared spaces. Shared spaces are private when first created. Shared spaces allow collaborative development of apps. Spaces also limit access to apps in the space. Access to apps in the space is granted by adding members to the space.

Managed spaces can be created by tenant or analytics administrators, or users with the ManagedSpaceCreator role. Managed spaces are used to provide strictly controlled access to apps that might have sensitive data. Apps are developed in other spaces and then published to the managed space.

You can select spaces to which you have access to from the drop-down in Catalog. You can also create new spaces from the spaces drop-down.

For information on spaces, see:

Organizing content in the cloud hub

You can organize content such as apps, charts, and notes using tags and collections.

You can add tags to content to group it with related content. You can only tag your own content, or content in a space in which you have edit permissions. Tags are shared in the cloud hub, but you can only view your own tags and tags assigned to content that has been shared with you.

Collections enable you to group content together for ease of access. Collections are private to each user. You can view your collections in Collections.

Notifications and subscriptions

You can receive notifications for events in the cloud hub, such as for when new apps are added to a space or when you are added to a space. You can view them by clicking the Notifications icon. You can manage your notification subscriptions in Settings. Notifications can be sent by web in the hub or by email. If you have Qlik Sense Mobile SaaS, web notifications can be pushed to your mobile device.

Information noteGroups cannot receive notifications. If you have been added to a space as a part of a group, you cannot receive notifications from that space.
Information noteEmail notifications require an email server configured for your tenant. If email notifications cannot be selected in Notifications, your tenant administrator may not have configured an email server.