Starburst Enterprise web UI#
This topic provides an overview of the features available in the web UI. The Starburst Enterprise web UI is the default web interface when you access an SEP cluster that has a valid license configured.
A cluster with no license configured shows the Trino web UI by default. The Trino UI lacks SEP features such as Insights, data products, the query editor, and domain management.
Direct URL access#
Access the Starburst Enterprise web UI directly with the URL of your coordinator.
Now that this interface is the default for licensed clusters, there is no longer
a need to append the
/ui/insights context to your coordinator’s URL. Use
simple URLs such as the following:
On a TLS-enabled cluster, enter the credentials required by the cluster’s authentication method. Contact your site’s network administrator for your username, password, and other credentials as required by your cluster.
On a cluster with no security method enabled, the login screen shows a username field with a disabled password field. Enter any username to log in; no password is required or allowed.
The login screen you encounter is determined only by the cluster’s security configuration, including TLS support, and is independent of license status. There is no separate security configuration for the Starburst Enterprise web UI.
web-ui.session-timeout configuration property controls the timeout interval in deployments
not using an identity provider (IdP) for authentication. This property dictates how long a user
authentication token is valid and can be considered the maximum amount of time a
user can stay logged in to the Starburst Enterprise web UI without reauthenticating.
Deployments that use an IdP that substitutes for login credential forms, such as AzureAD and Okta, are subject to the session timeout defined in their IdP’s configuration.
When the timeout interval is reached, a dialog is displayed giving users the option to logout to exit the Starburst Enterprise web UI and return to the login screen, or to dismiss the dialog to stay on the current page without requesting new data. For example, if a session times out during a long-running query, the query is allowed to finish. Users can view and download the existing query result set in the query editor by clicking Dismiss in the modal dialog and then clicking Download, but cannot run a new query or navigate to another screen until logged back in.
insights.user-inactivity-timeout configuration property tracks events
such as clicks or keystrokes in the Starburst Enterprise web UI and automatically logs out a user
when they are inactive for a set amount of time. This property is disabled by
default and can be configured alongside the
This property is typically used as an additional security feature by setting the
inactivity timeout to a shorter duration than the session timeout.
To remain active, users must move the mouse or press a key. When the timeout interval is reached, a dialog is displayed with a 15 second countdown. If no action is taken before the countdown timer reaches 0, the user is logged out of the Starburst Enterprise web UI and returned to the login screen. Queries running in the background time out if the user is logged out due to inactivity.
The feature column of the Starburst Enterprise web UI shows several tabs, described next.
At the bottom of this column, find the Version, Environment description, and Uptime of the connected cluster.
Use the ☰ button to collapse the feature column to icon form and restore it.
The Query dropdown menu contains the Query editor tab, a web-based client interface for writing and executing SQL queries, and the Saved queries tab to save, manage, and share query tabs. The Shared with me tab lists query tabs that have been shared by other query owners to your assigned roles, and lets you preview and run queries in shared query tabs.
The Data products tab allows you to publish, find, and manage curated data assets in your organization.
The Domain management tab allows you to manage grouping of your data products into domains that define your business.
The Overview tab is the default tab opened when the Starburst Enterprise web UI starts, and shows a summary of your cluster’s current activities.
The Cluster history tab shows the resources consumed by your cluster when responding to recent queries, or for a specified time period.
The Usage metrics tab provides an overview of the cluster usage over a specified period of time and a cost estimation tool.
Roles and privileges#
SEP features an optional built-in role-based access control (RBAC) system that is integrated with the Starburst Enterprise web UI. If enabled, an authorized administrator can control users’ access to data on the Roles and privileges tab.
See Built-in access control overview for more information.
Dark and light mode#
Click the toggle to switch between light and dark modes of the Starburst Enterprise web UI:
Client token authentication#
The Starburst Enterprise web UI features an optional page that, if enabled, exposes a JWT token that can be used to connect to SEP with clients that support JWT authentication.
To enable this page, SEP must be configured with JWT authentication or
OAuth 2.0 authentication authentication. Set the following configuration property
true in the coordinator’s
Users can access this page in a web browser by logging into the Starburst Enterprise web UI and
navigating to the
/ui/token URL, such as
You can disable the Starburst Enterprise web UI login and revert to the legacy Trino UI login by setting the following configuration in the