Administer a Looker (Google Cloud core) instance from Looker

You can administer many of a Looker (Google Cloud core) instance's tasks within the Admin section of the instance.

Required IAM role

To get the permission that you need to perform administrative tasks within the Looker (Google Cloud core) instance, ask your administrator to grant you the Looker Admin (roles/looker.admin) IAM role on the project in which the instance was created. For more information about granting roles, see Manage access.

This predefined role contains the looker.instances.update permission, which is required to perform administrative tasks within the Looker (Google Cloud core) instance.

You might also be able to get this permission with custom roles or other predefined roles.

Administrative settings available within the Looker (Google Cloud core) instance

You can refer to the list of Administrative tutorials for how to perform various administrative tasks for users of your instance. Additionally, the following documentation pages describe Looker's administration functions for the latest version of Looker. Exceptions for Looker (Google Cloud core) instances are noted on this page.

  • General pages — View a list of pages about setting system-wide options, creating a custom help page for your users, setting a default homepage for your instance or for a user or group, and so on.

    The following General Admin panel features have moved or changed for Looker (Google Cloud core):

  • System Activity pages — View information about the System Activity dashboards, which show user activity, content activity, and performance data for your Looker instance.

    The following System Activity Admin panel features have moved or changed for Looker (Google Cloud core):

    • Performance recommendations are not available for Looker (Google Cloud core) instances.
    • Elite System Activity is available for Enterprise and Embed editions of Looker (Google Cloud core), but not for the Standard edition.
  • Users pages — View a list of pages about configuring users, groups, roles, and user attributes; managing user and group access to saved content; and viewing and resetting locked user accounts.

    The following Users Admin panel features have moved or changed for Looker (Google Cloud core):

  • Database pages — View a list of pages about configured database connections, database query history, persistent derived tables, and datagroups.

    The following Database Admin panel features have moved or changed for Looker (Google Cloud core):

    • The SSH Server tab is not available for Looker (Google Cloud core) instances.
  • Alerts & Schedules pages — View a list of pages about managing user alerts and schedules, viewing alert and schedule histories, specifying an emailed data policy, and monitoring data that is sent to external email addresses.

  • Platform pages — View a list of pages about setting system-wide options for integrated services, Looker's API, embedded content, email deliveries, and custom visualization types.

    The following Platform Admin panel features have moved or changed for Looker (Google Cloud core):

  • Authentication pages — View a list of pages about configuring various authentication methods, including passwords and two-factor authentication, along with configuring options to allow users to stay logged in to Looker.

    The following Authentication Admin panel features have moved or changed for Looker (Google Cloud core):

  • The Server pages are not available for Looker (Google Cloud core).

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