Understanding Administration Tools

You administer Oracle Analytics Cloud from the Console and My Services (Oracle Cloud).

You must have the BI Service Administrator role to perform all the administration tasks outlined here.

Product Administration Tool Description and How to Access

Oracle Analytics Cloud


Use the Console to manage user accounts and permissions, back up your information, add database connections for Data Modeler, whitelist safe domains, configure your virus scanner, email server, deliveries, and more.

See who is currently signed in and diagnose issues with SQL queries:

Oracle Analytics Cloud

Classic Administration

Our legacy product, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, provides an Administration page for administrative tasks. Only use this interface if you are familiar with this product. See About the Classic Administration Page.

Oracle Cloud

My Services

Use My Services to perform lifecycle tasks, such as create, delete, patch, restore, and scale, and to monitor usage metrics.

About the Classic Administration Page

Oracle’s legacy product, Oracle BI Enterprise Edition, provides an Administration page for administrative tasks. Only use this interface if you’re familiar with this product.

Task More Information

Manage Privileges

Oracle recommends that you keep the default privileges because they’re optimized for Oracle Analytics Cloud. 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 Cloud.

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 BI Publisher

Set up data sources for pixel-perfect reports and delivery destinations. Configure the scheduler, font mappings, and many other runtime options. See Manage Publishing Options.

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.