Get startedAdminister Qlik Sense® Enterprise SaaS
This onboarding page provides instructions, best practices, and videos to quickly ready administrators for Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS.
Enjoy the convenience of a SaaS solution by letting Qlik manage the infrastructure.
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS is built on a highly-scalable, cloud-native architecture that empowers organizations to quickly deploy a complete range of analytics, massively scaling users and data without compromising performance, trust, or governance standards.
If you’re familiar with deploying and administering other SaaS enterprise applications, you’ll quickly understand the Qlik Sense processes and tools.
If you’re new to the administrator role, this page is your first step to success.
Get a Qlik Account, set up your tenant and subscription, and invite users.
A Qlik Account is sometimes referred to as a Qlik ID or ULC. Once registered for a Qlik Account, you automatically have access to multiple Qlik sites, including Qlik Community and Qlik Continuous Classroom (QCC). Customers and partners can access the Support Portal and the full Downloads page. Partners can access the Partner Portal.
A Qlik Account is not just a user registration at Qlik, it is also includes an association with the Qlik IdP, the default identity provider for a SaaS tenant. A tenant is a unit in Qlik’s software subscription service, a container for items such as users, apps, and spaces.
Register for a Qlik Account and set up your tenant
To set up a tenant, you must log in with your Qlik Account and follow the steps in the auto-generated welcome email.
Create a Qlik Account and a Qlik Sense SaaS tenant
- Sign up for a Qlik Account at Try Qlik Sense for free.
- Open the welcome email from Qlik.
- Click Let’s get started.
- Verify your email address, create a password, and read and accept the terms and conditions.
- Click Next.
- On the map, select your region.
- Click Get started.
Your tenant is created.
Resend the welcome email from Qlik
- Go to Qlik website and under Login select My Qlik for Qlik Sense.
- Click your profile (top right) and select Create tenant.
- In the Create tenant window, check that the email address is correct and click Submit.
A welcome email is sent to you and you can now follow the step-by-step instructions.
The first user who logs into the tenant becomes both the account owner and tenant admin. The account owner role is unique and cannot be transferred. The tenant admin role can be assigned to other users.
You must have at least one tenant admin, and as a security measure, you can therefore not remove the role tenant admin from yourself.
In Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS, you can choose between manually adding users or using your own Identity Provider (IdP).
Your subscription only includes one of the options.
Manually adding users
Users are manually added with the Management Console (https://<tenantname>.<region>.qlikcloud.com/console).
From the hub, you can also reach the Management Console via the option Administration in your profile.
In the Users section, click the Invite button and add the email addresses of users you want to add. An invitation is sent to the users.
You can also invite users from your profile:
An invite is only valid for a limited period. When an invite has been sent, the name column on the Users page shows Invited user and the status is Pending. Users accept the invite by registering for a Qlik Account. When the invite is accepted, the real user name is displayed with the status Active.
When users accept the invite, they are automatically assigned access. They can start creating, editing, and publishing sheets and apps, and make full use of the available features in the hub.
As a tenant admin you can assign the tenant admin and developer roles to other users. All tenant admins have the same permissions.
Adding users with an Identity Provider (IdP)
Qlik uses OpenID Connect (OIDC) for integrating Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS with IdPs.
If you already have an IdP, check the Identity provider section in your Management Console (https://<tenantname>.<region>.qlikcloud.com/console).
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS supports several providers for creating an interactive IdP configuration. Use the Generic option if you have an IdP provider that is not listed. Manual configuration should only be used if you don’t have a discovery URL, or if the discovery URL does not give proper metadata.
Examples of IdP configurations10 minutes
Using Salesforce.com as an IdP9 minutes
Using AD Federation Services as an IdP
Assign access to users
Tenant admins can assign and remove access for users in the Management Console. A subscription determines which access types that are available. The access type determines what a user can do in Qlik Sense.
You assign access to users in the Management Console, under User allocation > Assigned users.
Select Overview to see the available access types.
Qlik Sense supports the following user access types.
Access type for users who need access to all features in Qlik Sense. Users can create, edit, publish sheets or apps, and make full use of the available features. Administrators must have professional access.
Access type for users who consume data, sheets, and apps created by users with Professional access. Users cannot create, edit, or publish sheets or apps but can create and publish stories, bookmarks, and snapshots based on data in apps.
This Analyzer capacity access type is similar to the Analyzer access type.
However, this user type consumes Access type that is consumption-based, and basically the same as analyzer access regarding available features. You subscribe to analyzer time, a defined amount of minutes per month (calendar date). Analyzer time is shared amongst users, and can be consumed by anyone who is part of the user group. Consumption is measured in units of 6 minutes. For each new 6-minute period, a unit is consumed.
Analyzer capacity is suitable for users who only use Qlik Sense a couple of times per month.
Dynamic user assignment
Instead of manually assigning access for each user, you can turn on Dynamic user assignment on the Settings page in the Management Console.
You have four options:
- Dynamic assignment enabled for both professional and analyzer access
Professional access is assigned, if available, otherwise analyzer access.
If neither of those are available, analyzer capacity is assigned, if available.
- Dynamic assignment enabled only for professional access
Professional access is assigned, if available, otherwise analyzer capacity is assigned, if available.
- Dynamic assignment enabled only for analyzer access
Analyzer access is assigned, if available, otherwise analyzer capacity is assigned, if available.
- Dynamic assignment disabled for both professional and analyzer access
Analyzer capacity access is assigned, if available.
The following videos introduce you to common tenant admin tasks.
Many of the actions related to apps and spaces are self-service, available to users from the hub. This means that those administration tasks can be performed by users themselves and do not require admin help. Permissions determine what actions a user can perform.
Add users via an identity provider, or via email invites with a registration process, and subsequent user management.
Spaces are for app development and access control. Personal spaces for private work, shared spaces for co-development, and managed spaces for strict access control. Permissions define access for space members.
Work with apps: upload, publish, change owner, and move apps between spaces.
Managing reload schedules
Apps in the cloud hub do not automatically update when their data sources are updated. Reload manually or schedule a reload.
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