Understanding Administration Pages

You use the Console and Classic Administration pages to configure and manage your cloud service.

You must have the BI Service Administrator role to access these pages and perform administration tasks.

Product Administration Page Role Required Description and How to Access

Oracle Analytics Cloud

Console

BI Service Administrator

Use the Console to manage user permissions, back up everyone's content, add database connections for data models, register safe domains, configure your virus scanner, email server, deliveries, and more.

You can also see who is currently signed in and diagnose issues with SQL queries from the Console.

Oracle Analytics Cloud

Classic Administration

BI Service Administrator

Most options on the Classic Administration page are exposed through the Console. Only use the Classic Administration page if you're familiar with on-premise products that use a similar page. See About the Classic Administration Page.

Tools for Other Administration Tasks

You use a different tool (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console) to perform service-level lifecycle tasks and identity management tasks. Additional roles are required to access and perform administrative tasks in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console and instructions for these tasks are available in other guides.

Product Administration Tool Role Required Description and How to Access
Oracle Analytics Cloud Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console Cloud Account Administrator Use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console to perform service-level lifecycle tasks, such as create, stop, start, delete, scale, and so on.

See Administer Services.

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console

Identity Domain Administrator

See Manage Users and Groups in Oracle Identity Cloud Service in Administering Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

About the Console

You use the Console to configure and manage your service. You must have the BI Service Administrator role to access the Console and perform administration tasks.

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Maps

Define how users display their data on maps. See Manage Map Information for Analyses.

Extensions

Upload custom visualization types or custom data actions. See Manage Custom Plug-ins.

Social

Enable users to share content on various social channels. See Set Up Social Channels for Sharing Visualizations.

Search Index

Set up how content is indexed and crawled so users always find the latest information when they search. See Schedule Regular Content Crawls and Monitor Search Crawl Jobs.

Safe Domains

Authorize access to safe domains. See Register Safe Domains.

Users and Roles

Configure what users see and do through application roles. See Manage What Users Can See and Do.

Snapshots

Back up and restore the data model, catalog content, and application roles using a file called a snapshot. See Take Snapshots and Restore.

Connections

Create database connections for data models. See Manage Database Connections for Data Models.

Virus Scanner

Connect to your virus scanning server. See Configure a Virus Scanner.

Session and Query Cache

See which users are signed in and troubleshoot report queries. See Monitor Users and Activity Logs.

Issue SQL

Test and debug SQL queries. See Execute Test SQL Queries.

Mail Server

Connect to your email server. See Set Up an Email Server to Deliver Reports.

Monitor Deliveries

Track deliveries sent by the email server. See Track the Reports You Distribute By Email or Through Agents.

System Settings

Set advanced options for Oracle Analytics Cloud. See Configure Advanced Options.

Remote Data Connectivity

Register one or more Data Gateway agents for remote connectivity to visualization projects. See Configure and Register Data Gateway for Data Visualization .

About the Classic Administration Page

Only use the Classic Administration page if you're familiar with on-premise products that use a similar page. Most options on the Classic Administration page are exposed through the Console and where available, we recommend that you use the Console for configuration.

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Manage Privileges

Oracle recommends that you keep the default privileges because they’re optimized for Oracle Analytics. Editing privileges might result in unexpected behavior or access to features.

Manage Sessions

See which users are signed in and troubleshoot report queries. See Monitor Users and Activity Logs.

Manage Agent Sessions

Currently not available in Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Manage Device Types

Add devices that can deliver content for your organization. See Manage the Types of Devices that Deliver Content

Toggle Maintenance Mode

Indicates whether Maintenance Mode is on or off. In Maintenance Mode, you make the catalog read-only so that other users can't modify its content. Users can still view objects in the catalog, but they can't update them. Some features, such as the "most recently used" list aren't available.

Reload Files and Metadata

Use this link to reload XML message files, refresh metadata, and clear caches. You might want to do this after uploading new data, for example if you add or update a data model.

Reload Log Configuration

Oracle recommends that you keep the default log level. Oracle Support might suggest you change the log level to help troubleshoot an issue.

Issue SQL

Test and debug SQL queries. See Execute Test SQL Queries.

Scan and Update Catalog Objects That Require Updates

Use this link to scan the catalog and update any objects that were saved with earlier versions of Oracle Analytics.

Manage Themes

Change the default logo, colors, and heading styles for reporting pages, dashboards, and analyses. See Manage Themes.

Manage Captions

Localize the names (captions) of reporting objects that users create. See Localize Your Captions.

Manage Map Data

Define how users display their data on maps. See Manage Map Information for Analyses.

Manage Publisher

Set up data sources for pixel-perfect reports and delivery destinations. Configure the scheduler, font mappings, and many other runtime options. See Introduction to Publisher Administration .

Configure Crawl

This option is available through the Console. See Schedule Regular Content Crawls.

Monitor Crawl

This option is available through the Console. See Monitor Search Crawl Jobs.