Web console

OpenShift Container Platform 4.13

Getting started with the web console in OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat OpenShift Documentation Team

Abstract

This document provides instructions for accessing and customizing the OpenShift Container Platform web console.

Chapter 1. Web Console Overview

The Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform web console provides a graphical user interface to visualize your project data and perform administrative, management, and troubleshooting tasks. The web console runs as pods on the control plane nodes in the openshift-console project. It is managed by a console-operator pod. Both Administrator and Developer perspectives are supported.

Both Administrator and Developer perspectives enable you to create quick start tutorials for OpenShift Container Platform. A quick start is a guided tutorial with user tasks and is useful for getting oriented with an application, Operator, or other product offering.

1.1. About the Administrator perspective in the web console

The Administrator perspective enables you to view the cluster inventory, capacity, general and specific utilization information, and the stream of important events, all of which help you to simplify planning and troubleshooting tasks. Both project administrators and cluster administrators can view the Administrator perspective.

Cluster administrators can also open an embedded command line terminal instance with the web terminal Operator in OpenShift Container Platform 4.7 and later.

Note

The default web console perspective that is shown depends on the role of the user. The Administrator perspective is displayed by default if the user is recognized as an administrator.

The Administrator perspective provides workflows specific to administrator use cases, such as the ability to:

  • Manage workload, storage, networking, and cluster settings.
  • Install and manage Operators using the Operator Hub.
  • Add identity providers that allow users to log in and manage user access through roles and role bindings.
  • View and manage a variety of advanced settings such as cluster updates, partial cluster updates, cluster Operators, custom resource definitions (CRDs), role bindings, and resource quotas.
  • Access and manage monitoring features such as metrics, alerts, and monitoring dashboards.
  • View and manage logging, metrics, and high-status information about the cluster.
  • Visually interact with applications, components, and services associated with the Administrator perspective in OpenShift Container Platform.

1.2. About the Developer perspective in the web console

The Developer perspective offers several built-in ways to deploy applications, services, and databases. In the Developer perspective, you can:

  • View real-time visualization of rolling and recreating rollouts on the component.
  • View the application status, resource utilization, project event streaming, and quota consumption.
  • Share your project with others.
  • Troubleshoot problems with your applications by running Prometheus Query Language (PromQL) queries on your project and examining the metrics visualized on a plot. The metrics provide information about the state of a cluster and any user-defined workloads that you are monitoring.

Cluster administrators can also open an embedded command line terminal instance in the web console in OpenShift Container Platform 4.7 and later.

Note

The default web console perspective that is shown depends on the role of the user. The Developer perspective is displayed by default if the user is recognised as a developer.

The Developer perspective provides workflows specific to developer use cases, such as the ability to:

  • Create and deploy applications on OpenShift Container Platform by importing existing codebases, images, and container files.
  • Visually interact with applications, components, and services associated with them within a project and monitor their deployment and build status.
  • Group components within an application and connect the components within and across applications.
  • Integrate serverless capabilities (Technology Preview).
  • Create workspaces to edit your application code using Eclipse Che.

You can use the Topology view to display applications, components, and workloads of your project. If you have no workloads in the project, the Topology view will show some links to create or import them. You can also use the Quick Search to import components directly.

Additional Resources

See Viewing application composition using the Topology view for more information on using the Topology view in Developer perspective.

1.3. Accessing the Perspectives

You can access the Administrator and Developer perspective from the web console as follows:

Prerequisites

To access a perspective, ensure that you have logged in to the web console. Your default perspective is automatically determined by the permission of the users. The Administrator perspective is selected for users with access to all projects, while the Developer perspective is selected for users with limited access to their own projects

Additional Resources

See Adding User Preferences for more information on changing perspectives.

Procedure

  1. Use the perspective switcher to switch to the Administrator or Developer perspective.
  2. Select an existing project from the Project drop-down list. You can also create a new project from this dropdown.
Note

You can use the perspective switcher only as cluster-admin.

Chapter 2. Accessing the web console

The OpenShift Container Platform web console is a user interface accessible from a web browser. Developers can use the web console to visualize, browse, and manage the contents of projects.

2.1. Prerequisites

2.2. Understanding and accessing the web console

The web console runs as a pod on the master. The static assets required to run the web console are served by the pod. After OpenShift Container Platform is successfully installed using openshift-install create cluster, find the URL for the web console and login credentials for your installed cluster in the CLI output of the installation program. For example:

Example output

INFO Install complete!
INFO Run 'export KUBECONFIG=<your working directory>/auth/kubeconfig' to manage the cluster with 'oc', the OpenShift CLI.
INFO The cluster is ready when 'oc login -u kubeadmin -p <provided>' succeeds (wait a few minutes).
INFO Access the OpenShift web-console here: https://console-openshift-console.apps.demo1.openshift4-beta-abcorp.com
INFO Login to the console with user: kubeadmin, password: <provided>

Use those details to log in and access the web console.

For existing clusters that you did not install, you can use oc whoami --show-console to see the web console URL.

Important

The dir parameter specifies the assets directory, which stores the manifest files, the ISO image, and the auth directory. The auth directory stores the kubeadmin-password and kubeconfig files. As a kubeadmin user, you can use the kubeconfig file to access the cluster with the following setting: export KUBECONFIG=<install_directory>/auth/kubeconfig. The kubeconfig is specific to the generated ISO image, so if the kubeconfig is set and the oc command fails, it is possible that the system did not boot with the generated ISO image. To perform debugging, during the bootstrap process, you can log in to the console as the core user by using the contents of the kubeadmin-password file.

Chapter 3. Using the OpenShift Container Platform dashboard to get cluster information

The OpenShift Container Platform web console captures high-level information about the cluster.

3.1. About the OpenShift Container Platform dashboards page

Access the OpenShift Container Platform dashboard, which captures high-level information about the cluster, by navigating to HomeOverview from the OpenShift Container Platform web console.

The OpenShift Container Platform dashboard provides various cluster information, captured in individual dashboard cards.

The OpenShift Container Platform dashboard consists of the following cards:

  • Details provides a brief overview of informational cluster details.

    Status include ok, error, warning, in progress, and unknown. Resources can add custom status names.

    • Cluster ID
    • Provider
    • Version
  • Cluster Inventory details number of resources and associated statuses. It is helpful when intervention is required to resolve problems, including information about:

    • Number of nodes
    • Number of pods
    • Persistent storage volume claims
    • Bare metal hosts in the cluster, listed according to their state (only available in metal3 environment)
  • Status helps administrators understand how cluster resources are consumed. Click on a resource to jump to a detailed page listing pods and nodes that consume the largest amount of the specified cluster resource (CPU, memory, or storage).
  • Cluster Utilization shows the capacity of various resources over a specified period of time, to help administrators understand the scale and frequency of high resource consumption, including information about:

    • CPU time
    • Memory allocation
    • Storage consumed
    • Network resources consumed
    • Pod count
  • Activity lists messages related to recent activity in the cluster, such as pod creation or virtual machine migration to another host.

3.2. Recognizing resource and project limits and quotas

You can view a graphical representation of available resources in the Topology view of the web console Developer perspective.

If a resource has a message about resource limitations or quotas being reached, a yellow border appears around the resource name. Click the resource to open a side panel to see the message. If the Topology view has been zoomed out, a yellow dot indicates that a message is available.

If you are using List View from the View Shortcuts menu, resources appear as a list. The Alerts column indicates if a message is available.

Chapter 4. Adding user preferences

You can change the default preferences for your profile to meet your requirements. You can set your default project, topology view (graph or list), editing medium (form or YAML), language preferences, and resource type.

The changes made to the user preferences are automatically saved.

4.1. Setting user preferences

You can set the default user preferences for your cluster.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the OpenShift Container Platform web console using your login credentials.
  2. Use the masthead to access the user preferences under the user profile.
  3. In the General section:

    1. In the Theme field, you can set the theme that you want to work in. The console defaults to the selected theme each time you log in.
    2. In the Perspective field, you can set the default perspective you want to be logged in to. You can select the Administrator or the Developer perspective as required. If a perspective is not selected, you are logged into the perspective you last visited.
    3. In the Project field, select a project you want to work in. The console defaults to the project every time you log in.
    4. In the Topology field, you can set the topology view to default to the graph or list view. If not selected, the console defaults to the last view you used.
    5. In the Create/Edit resource method field, you can set a preference for creating or editing a resource. If both the form and YAML options are available, the console defaults to your selection.
  4. In the Language section, select Default browser language to use the default browser language settings. Otherwise, select the language that you want to use for the console.
  5. In the Notifications section, you can toggle display notifications created by users for specific projects on the Overview page or notification drawer.
  6. In the Applications section:

    1. You can view the default Resource type. For example, if the OpenShift Serverless Operator is installed, the default resource type is Serverless Deployment. Otherwise, the default resource type is Deployment.
    2. You can select another resource type to be the default resource type from the Resource Type field.

Chapter 5. Configuring the web console in OpenShift Container Platform

You can modify the OpenShift Container Platform web console to set a logout redirect URL or disable the quick start tutorials.

5.1. Prerequisites

  • Deploy an OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

5.2. Configuring the web console

You can configure the web console settings by editing the console.config.openshift.io resource.

  • Edit the console.config.openshift.io resource:

    $ oc edit console.config.openshift.io cluster

    The following example displays the sample resource definition for the console:

    apiVersion: config.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Console
    metadata:
      name: cluster
    spec:
      authentication:
        logoutRedirect: "" 1
    status:
      consoleURL: "" 2
    1
    Specify the URL of the page to load when a user logs out of the web console. If you do not specify a value, the user returns to the login page for the web console. Specifying a logoutRedirect URL allows your users to perform single logout (SLO) through the identity provider to destroy their single sign-on session.
    2
    The web console URL. To update this to a custom value, see Customizing the web console URL.

5.3. Disabling quick starts in the web console

You can use the Administrator perspective of the web console to disable one or more quick starts.

Prerequisites

  • You have cluster administrator permissions and are logged in to the web console.

Procedure

  1. In the Administrator perspective, navigate to AdministationCluster Settings.
  2. On the Cluster Settings page, click the Configuration tab.
  3. On the Configuration page, click the Console configuration resource with the description operator.openshift.io.

    Image of the Configuration page showing the correct Console configuration resource to select
  4. From the Action drop-down list, select Customize, which opens the Cluster configuration page.
  5. On the General tab, in the Quick starts section, you can select items in either the Enabled or Disabled list, and move them from one list to the other by using the arrow buttons.

    • To enable or disable a single quick start, click the quick start, then use the single arrow buttons to move the quick start to the appropriate list.
    • To enable or disable multiple quick starts at once, press Ctrl and click the quick starts you want to move. Then, use the single arrow buttons to move the quick starts to the appropriate list.
    • To enable or disable all quick starts at once, click the double arrow buttons to move all of the quick starts to the appropriate list.

Chapter 6. Customizing the web console in OpenShift Container Platform

You can customize the OpenShift Container Platform web console to set a custom logo, product name, links, notifications, and command line downloads. This is especially helpful if you need to tailor the web console to meet specific corporate or government requirements.

6.1. Adding a custom logo and product name

You can create custom branding by adding a custom logo or custom product name. You can set both or one without the other, as these settings are independent of each other.

Prerequisites

  • You must have administrator privileges.
  • Create a file of the logo that you want to use. The logo can be a file in any common image format, including GIF, JPG, PNG, or SVG, and is constrained to a max-height of 60px. Image size must not exceed 1 MB due to constraints on the ConfigMap object size.

Procedure

  1. Import your logo file into a config map in the openshift-config namespace:

    $ oc create configmap console-custom-logo --from-file /path/to/console-custom-logo.png -n openshift-config
    Tip

    You can alternatively apply the following YAML to create the config map:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ConfigMap
    metadata:
      name: console-custom-logo
      namespace: openshift-config
    binaryData:
      console-custom-logo.png: <base64-encoded_logo> ... 1
    1
    Provide a valid base64-encoded logo.
  2. Edit the web console’s Operator configuration to include customLogoFile and customProductName:

    $ oc edit consoles.operator.openshift.io cluster
    apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Console
    metadata:
      name: cluster
    spec:
      customization:
        customLogoFile:
          key: console-custom-logo.png
          name: console-custom-logo
        customProductName: My Console

    Once the Operator configuration is updated, it will sync the custom logo config map into the console namespace, mount it to the console pod, and redeploy.

  3. Check for success. If there are any issues, the console cluster Operator will report a Degraded status, and the console Operator configuration will also report a CustomLogoDegraded status, but with reasons like KeyOrFilenameInvalid or NoImageProvided.

    To check the clusteroperator, run:

    $ oc get clusteroperator console -o yaml

    To check the console Operator configuration, run:

    $ oc get consoles.operator.openshift.io -o yaml

6.3. Customizing console routes

For console and downloads routes, custom routes functionality uses the ingress config route configuration API. If the console custom route is set up in both the ingress config and console-operator config, then the new ingress config custom route configuration takes precedent. The route configuration with the console-operator config is deprecated.

6.3.1. Customizing the console route

You can customize the console route by setting the custom hostname and TLS certificate in the spec.componentRoutes field of the cluster Ingress configuration.

Prerequisites

  • You have logged in to the cluster as a user with administrative privileges.
  • You have created a secret in the openshift-config namespace containing the TLS certificate and key. This is required if the domain for the custom hostname suffix does not match the cluster domain suffix. The secret is optional if the suffix matches.

    Tip

    You can create a TLS secret by using the oc create secret tls command.

Procedure

  1. Edit the cluster Ingress configuration:

    $ oc edit ingress.config.openshift.io cluster
  2. Set the custom hostname and optionally the serving certificate and key:

    apiVersion: config.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Ingress
    metadata:
      name: cluster
    spec:
      componentRoutes:
        - name: console
          namespace: openshift-console
          hostname: <custom_hostname> 1
          servingCertKeyPairSecret:
            name: <secret_name> 2
    1
    The custom hostname.
    2
    Reference to a secret in the openshift-config namespace that contains a TLS certificate (tls.crt) and key (tls.key). This is required if the domain for the custom hostname suffix does not match the cluster domain suffix. The secret is optional if the suffix matches.
  3. Save the file to apply the changes.

6.3.2. Customizing the download route

You can customize the download route by setting the custom hostname and TLS certificate in the spec.componentRoutes field of the cluster Ingress configuration.

Prerequisites

  • You have logged in to the cluster as a user with administrative privileges.
  • You have created a secret in the openshift-config namespace containing the TLS certificate and key. This is required if the domain for the custom hostname suffix does not match the cluster domain suffix. The secret is optional if the suffix matches.

    Tip

    You can create a TLS secret by using the oc create secret tls command.

Procedure

  1. Edit the cluster Ingress configuration:

    $ oc edit ingress.config.openshift.io cluster
  2. Set the custom hostname and optionally the serving certificate and key:

    apiVersion: config.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Ingress
    metadata:
      name: cluster
    spec:
      componentRoutes:
        - name: downloads
          namespace: openshift-console
          hostname: <custom_hostname> 1
          servingCertKeyPairSecret:
            name: <secret_name> 2
    1
    The custom hostname.
    2
    Reference to a secret in the openshift-config namespace that contains a TLS certificate (tls.crt) and key (tls.key). This is required if the domain for the custom hostname suffix does not match the cluster domain suffix. The secret is optional if the suffix matches.
  3. Save the file to apply the changes.

6.4. Customizing the login page

Create Terms of Service information with custom login pages. Custom login pages can also be helpful if you use a third-party login provider, such as GitHub or Google, to show users a branded page that they trust and expect before being redirected to the authentication provider. You can also render custom error pages during the authentication process.

Note

Customizing the error template is limited to identity providers (IDPs) that use redirects, such as request header and OIDC-based IDPs. It does not have an effect on IDPs that use direct password authentication, such as LDAP and htpasswd.

Prerequisites

  • You must have administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. Run the following commands to create templates you can modify:

    $ oc adm create-login-template > login.html
    $ oc adm create-provider-selection-template > providers.html
    $ oc adm create-error-template > errors.html
  2. Create the secrets:

    $ oc create secret generic login-template --from-file=login.html -n openshift-config
    $ oc create secret generic providers-template --from-file=providers.html -n openshift-config
    $ oc create secret generic error-template --from-file=errors.html -n openshift-config
  3. Run:

    $ oc edit oauths cluster
  4. Update the specification:

    apiVersion: config.openshift.io/v1
    kind: OAuth
    metadata:
      name: cluster
    # ...
    spec:
      templates:
        error:
            name: error-template
        login:
            name: login-template
        providerSelection:
            name: providers-template

    Run oc explain oauths.spec.templates to understand the options.

6.6. Creating custom notification banners

Prerequisites

  • You must have administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. From AdministrationCustom Resource Definitions, click on ConsoleNotification.
  2. Select Instances tab
  3. Click Create Console Notification and edit the file:

    apiVersion: console.openshift.io/v1
    kind: ConsoleNotification
    metadata:
      name: example
    spec:
      text: This is an example notification message with an optional link.
      location: BannerTop 1
      link:
        href: 'https://www.example.com'
        text: Optional link text
      color: '#fff'
      backgroundColor: '#0088ce'
    1
    Valid location settings are BannerTop, BannerBottom, and BannerTopBottom.
  4. Click Create to apply your changes.

6.7. Customizing CLI downloads

You can configure links for downloading the CLI with custom link text and URLs, which can point directly to file packages or to an external page that provides the packages.

Prerequisites

  • You must have administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to AdministrationCustom Resource Definitions.
  2. Select ConsoleCLIDownload from the list of Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs).
  3. Click the YAML tab, and then make your edits:

    apiVersion: console.openshift.io/v1
    kind: ConsoleCLIDownload
    metadata:
      name: example-cli-download-links
    spec:
      description: |
        This is an example of download links
      displayName: example
      links:
      - href: 'https://www.example.com/public/example.tar'
        text: example for linux
      - href: 'https://www.example.com/public/example.mac.zip'
        text: example for mac
      - href: 'https://www.example.com/public/example.win.zip'
        text: example for windows
  4. Click the Save button.

6.8. Adding YAML examples to Kubernetes resources

You can dynamically add YAML examples to any Kubernetes resources at any time.

Prerequisites

  • You must have cluster administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. From AdministrationCustom Resource Definitions, click on ConsoleYAMLSample.
  2. Click YAML and edit the file:

    apiVersion: console.openshift.io/v1
    kind: ConsoleYAMLSample
    metadata:
      name: example
    spec:
      targetResource:
        apiVersion: batch/v1
        kind: Job
      title: Example Job
      description: An example Job YAML sample
      yaml: |
        apiVersion: batch/v1
        kind: Job
        metadata:
          name: countdown
        spec:
          template:
            metadata:
              name: countdown
            spec:
              containers:
              - name: counter
                image: centos:7
                command:
                - "bin/bash"
                - "-c"
                - "for i in 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ; do echo $i ; done"
              restartPolicy: Never

    Use spec.snippet to indicate that the YAML sample is not the full YAML resource definition, but a fragment that can be inserted into the existing YAML document at the user’s cursor.

  3. Click Save.

6.9. Customizing user perspectives

The OpenShift Container Platform web console provides two perspectives by default, Administrator and Developer. You might have more perspectives available depending on installed console plugins. As a cluster administrator, you can show or hide a perspective for all users or for a specific user role. Customizing perspectives ensures that users can view only the perspectives that are applicable to their role and tasks. For example, you can hide the Administrator perspective from unprivileged users so that they cannot manage cluster resources, users, and projects. Similarly, you can show the Developer perspective to users with the developer role so that they can create, deploy, and monitor applications.

You can also customize the perspective visibility for users based on role-based access control (RBAC). For example, if you customize a perspective for monitoring purposes, which requires specific permissions, you can define that the perspective is visible only to users with required permissions.

Each perspective includes the following mandatory parameters, which you can edit in the YAML view:

  • id: Defines the ID of the perspective to show or hide
  • visibility: Defines the state of the perspective along with access review checks, if needed
  • state: Defines whether the perspective is enabled, disabled, or needs an access review check
Note

By default, all perspectives are enabled. When you customize the user perspective, your changes are applicable to the entire cluster.

6.9.1. Customizing a perspective using YAML view

Prerequisites

  • You must have administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. In the Administrator perspective, navigate to AdministrationCluster Settings.
  2. Select the Configuration tab and click the Console (operator.openshift.io) resource.
  3. Click the YAML tab and make your customization:

    1. To enable or disable a perspective, insert the snippet for Add user perspectives and edit the YAML code as needed:

      apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
      kind: Console
      metadata:
        name: cluster
      spec:
        customization:
          perspectives:
            - id: admin
              visibility:
                state: Enabled
            - id: dev
              visibility:
                state: Enabled
    2. To hide a perspective based on RBAC permissions, insert the snippet for Hide user perspectives and edit the YAML code as needed:

      apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
      kind: Console
      metadata:
        name: cluster
      spec:
        customization:
          perspectives:
            - id: admin
              requiresAccessReview:
                - group: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
                  resource: clusterroles
                  verb: list
            - id: dev
              state: Enabled
    3. To customize a perspective based on your needs, create your own YAML snippet:

      apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
      kind: Console
      metadata:
        name: cluster
      spec:
        customization:
          perspectives:
            - id: admin
              visibility:
                state: AccessReview
                accessReview:
                  missing:
                    - resource: deployment
                      verb: list
                  required:
                    - resource: namespaces
                      verb: list
            - id: dev
              visibility:
                state: Enabled
  4. Click Save.

6.9.2. Customizing a perspective using form view

Prerequisites

  • You must have administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. In the Administrator perspective, navigate to AdministrationCluster Settings.
  2. Select the Configuration tab and click the Console (operator.openshift.io) resource.
  3. Click ActionsCustomize on the right side of the page.
  4. In the General settings, customize the perspective by selecting one of the following options from the dropdown list:

    • Enabled: Enables the perspective for all users
    • Only visible for privileged users: Enables the perspective for users who can list all namespaces
    • Only visible for unprivileged users: Enables the perspective for users who cannot list all namespaces
    • Disabled: Disables the perspective for all users

      A notification opens to confirm that your changes are saved.

      customizing user perspective
      Note

      When you customize the user perspective, your changes are automatically saved and take effect after a browser refresh.

6.10. Developer catalog and sub-catalog customization

As a cluster administrator, you have the ability to organize and manage the Developer catalog or its sub-catalogs. You can enable or disable the sub-catalog types or disable the entire developer catalog.

The developerCatalog.types object includes the following parameters that you must define in a snippet to use them in the YAML view:

  • state: Defines if a list of developer catalog types should be enabled or disabled.
  • enabled: Defines a list of developer catalog types (sub-catalogs) that are visible to users.
  • disabled: Defines a list of developer catalog types (sub-catalogs) that are not visible to users.

You can enable or disable the following developer catalog types (sub-catalogs) using the YAML view or the form view.

  • Builder Images
  • Templates
  • Devfiles
  • Samples
  • Helm Charts
  • Event Sources
  • Event Sinks
  • Operator Backed

6.10.1. Customizing a developer catalog or its sub-catalogs using the YAML view

You can customize a developer catalog by editing the YAML content in the YAML view.

Prerequisites

  • An OpenShift web console session with cluster administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. In the Administrator perspective of the web console, navigate to AdministrationCluster Settings.
  2. Select the Configuration tab, click the Console (operator.openshift.io) resource and view the Details page.
  3. Click the YAML tab to open the editor and edit the YAML content as needed.

    For example, to disable a developer catalog type, insert the following snippet that defines a list of disabled developer catalog resources:

    apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Console
    metadata:
      name: cluster
    ...
    spec:
      customization:
        developerCatalog:
          categories:
          types:
            state: Disabled
            disabled:
              - BuilderImage
              - Devfile
              - HelmChart
    ...
  4. Click Save.
Note

By default, the developer catalog types are enabled in the Administrator view of the Web Console.

6.10.2. Customizing a developer catalog or its sub-catalogs using the form view

You can customize a developer catalog by using the form view in the Web Console.

Prerequisites

  • An OpenShift web console session with cluster administrator privileges.
  • The Developer perspective is enabled.

Procedure

  1. In the Administrator perspective, navigate to AdministrationCluster Settings.
  2. Select the Configuration tab and click the Console (operator.openshift.io) resource.
  3. Click ActionsCustomize.
  4. Enable or disable items in the Pre-pinned navigation items, Add page, and Developer Catalog sections.

    Verification

    After you have customized the developer catalog, your changes are automatically saved in the system and take effect in the browser after a refresh.

    odc customizing developer catalog
Note

As an administrator, you can define the navigation items that appear by default for all users. You can also reorder the navigation items.

Tip

You can use a similar procedure to customize Web UI items such as Quick starts, Cluster roles, and Actions.

6.10.2.1. Example YAML file changes

You can dynamically add the following snippets in the YAML editor for customizing a developer catalog.

Use the following snippet to display all the sub-catalogs by setting the state type to Enabled.

apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
kind: Console
metadata:
  name: cluster
...
spec:
  customization:
    developerCatalog:
      categories:
      types:
        state: Enabled

Use the following snippet to disable all sub-catalogs by setting the state type to Disabled:

apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
kind: Console
metadata:
  name: cluster
...
spec:
  customization:
    developerCatalog:
      categories:
      types:
        state: Disabled

Use the following snippet when a cluster administrator defines a list of sub-catalogs, which are enabled in the Web Console.

apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
kind: Console
metadata:
  name: cluster
...
spec:
  customization:
    developerCatalog:
      categories:
      types:
        state: Enabled
        enabled:
          - BuilderImage
          - Devfile
          - HelmChart
          - ...

Chapter 7. Dynamic plugins

7.1. Overview of dynamic plugins

7.1.1. About dynamic plugins

A dynamic plugin allows you to add custom pages and other extensions to your interface at runtime. The ConsolePlugin custom resource registers plugins with the console, and a cluster administrator enables plugins in the console-operator configuration.

7.1.2. Key features

A dynamic plugin allows you to make the following customizations to the OpenShift Container Platform experience:

  • Add custom pages.
  • Add perspectives beyond administrator and developer.
  • Add navigation items.
  • Add tabs and actions to resource pages.

7.1.3. General guidelines

When creating your plugin, follow these general guidelines:

  • Node.js and yarn are required to build and run your plugin.
  • Prefix your CSS class names with your plugin name to avoid collisions. For example, my-plugin__heading and my-plugin_\_icon.
  • Maintain a consistent look, feel, and behavior with other console pages.
  • Follow react-i18next localization guidelines when creating your plugin. You can use the useTranslation hook like the one in the following example:

    conster Header: React.FC = () => {
      const { t } = useTranslation('plugin__console-demo-plugin');
      return <h1>{t('Hello, World!')}</h1>;
    };
  • Avoid selectors that could affect markup outside of your plugins components, such as element selectors. These are not APIs and are subject to change. Using them might break your plugin. Avoid selectors like element selectors that could affect markup outside of your plugins components.

PatternFly guidelines

When creating your plugin, follow these guidelines for using PatternFly:

  • Use PatternFly components and PatternFly CSS variables. Core PatternFly components are available through the SDK. Using PatternFly components and variables help your plugin look consistent in future console versions.
  • Make your plugin accessible by following PatternFly’s accessibility fundamentals.
  • Avoid using other CSS libraries such as Bootstrap or Tailwind. They can conflict with PatternFly and will not match the console look and feel.

7.2. Getting started with dynamic plugins

To get started using the dynamic plugin, you must set up your environment to write a new OpenShift Container Platform dynamic plugin. For an example of how to write a new plugin, see Adding a tab to the pods page.

7.2.1. Dynamic plugin development

You can run the plugin using a local development environment. The OpenShift Container Platform web console runs in a container connected to the cluster you have logged into.

Prerequisites

  • You must have an OpenShift cluster running.
  • You must have the OpenShift CLI (oc) installed.
  • You must have yarn installed.
  • You must have Docker v3.2.0 or newer or Podman installed and running.

Procedure

  1. In your terminal, run the following command to install the dependencies for your plugin using yarn.

    $ yarn install
  2. After installing, run the following command to start yarn.

    $ yarn run start
  3. In another terminal window, login to the OpenShift Container Platform through the CLI.

    $ oc login
  4. Run the OpenShift Container Platform web console in a container connected to the cluster you have logged into by running the following command:

    $ yarn run start-console

Verification

  • Visit localhost:9000 to view the running plugin. Inspect the value of window.SERVER_FLAGS.consolePlugins to see the list of plugins which load at runtime.

7.3. Deploy your plugin on a cluster

You can deploy the plugin to a OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

7.3.1. Build an image with Docker

To deploy your plugin on a cluster, you need to build an image and push it to an image registry.

Procedure

  1. Build the image with the following command:

    $ docker build -t quay.io/my-repositroy/my-plugin:latest .
  2. Optional: If you want to test your image, run the following command:

    $ docker run -it --rm -d -p 9001:80 quay.io/my-repository/my-plugin:latest
  3. Push the image by running the following command:

    $ docker push quay.io/my-repository/my-plugin:latest

7.3.2. Deploy your plugin on a cluster

After pushing an image with your changes to a registry, you can deploy the plugin to a cluster.

Procedure

  1. To deploy your plugin to a cluster, install a Helm chart with the name of the plugin as the Helm release name into a new namespace or an existing namespace as specified by the -n command-line option. Provide the location of the image within the plugin.image parameter by using the following command:

    $ helm upgrade -i  my-plugin charts/openshift-console-plugin -n my-plugin-namespace --create-namespace --set plugin.image=my-plugin-image-location

    Where:

    n <my-plugin-namespace>
    Specifies an existing namespace to deploy your plugin into.
    --create-namespace
    Optional: If deploying to a new namespace, use this parameter.
    --set plugin.image=my-plugin-image-location
    Specifies the location of the image within the plugin.image parameter.
  2. Optional: You can specify any additional parameters by using the set of supported parameters in the charts/openshift-console-plugin/values.yaml file.

    plugin:
      name: ""
      description: ""
      image: ""
      imagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent
      replicas: 2
      port: 9443
      securityContext:
        enabled: true
      podSecurityContext:
        enabled: true
        runAsNonRoot: true
        seccompProfile:
          type: RuntimeDefault
      containerSecurityContext:
        enabled: true
        allowPrivilegeEscalation: false
        capabilities:
          drop:
            - ALL
      resources:
        requests:
          cpu: 10m
          memory: 50Mi
      basePath: /
      certificateSecretName: ""
      serviceAccount:
        create: true
        annotations: {}
        name: ""
      patcherServiceAccount:
        create: true
        annotations: {}
        name: ""
      jobs:
        patchConsoles:
          enabled: true
          image: "registry.redhat.io/openshift4/ose-tools-rhel8@sha256:e44074f21e0cca6464e50cb6ff934747e0bd11162ea01d522433a1a1ae116103"
          podSecurityContext:
            enabled: true
            runAsNonRoot: true
            seccompProfile:
              type: RuntimeDefault
          containerSecurityContext:
            enabled: true
            allowPrivilegeEscalation: false
            capabilities:
              drop:
                - ALL
          resources:
            requests:
              cpu: 10m
              memory: 50Mi

Verification

  • View the list of enabled plugins by navigating from AdministrationCluster SettingsConfigurationConsole operator.openshift.ioConsole plugins or by visiting the Overview page.
Note

It can take a few minutes for the new plugin configuration to appear. If you do not see your plugin, you might need to refresh your browser if the plugin was recently enabled. If you receive any errors at runtime, check the JS console in browser developer tools to look for any errors in your plugin code.

7.3.3. Disabling your plugin in the browser

Console users can use the disable-plugins query parameter to disable specific or all dynamic plugins that would normally get loaded at run-time.

Procedure

  • To disable a specific plugin(s), remove the plugin you want to disable from the comma-separated list of plugin names.
  • To disable all plugins, leave an empty string in the disable-plugins query parameter.
Note

Cluster administrators can disable plugins in the Cluster Settings page of the web console

7.3.4. Additional resources

7.4. Dynamic plugin example

Before working through the example, verify that the plugin is working by following the steps in Dynamic plugin development

7.4.1. Adding a tab to the pods page

There are different customizations you can make to the OpenShift Container Platform web console. The following procedure adds a tab to the Pod details page as an example extension to your plugin.

Note

The OpenShift Container Platform web console runs in a container connected to the cluster you have logged into. See "Dynamic plugin development" for information to test the plugin before creating your own.

Procedure

  1. Visit the console-plugin-template repository containing a template for creating plugins in a new tab.

    Important

    Custom plugin code is not supported by Red Hat. Only Cooperative community support is available for your plugin.

  2. Create a GitHub repository for the template by clicking Use this templateCreate new repository.
  3. Rename the new repository with the name of your plugin.
  4. Clone the new repository to your local machine so you can edit the code.
  5. Edit the package.json file, adding your plugin’s metadata to the consolePlugin declaration. For example:

    "consolePlugin": {
      "name": "my-plugin", 1
      "version": "0.0.1", 2
      "displayName": "My Plugin", 3
      "description": "Enjoy this shiny, new console plugin!", 4
      "exposedModules": {
        "ExamplePage": "./components/ExamplePage"
      },
      "dependencies": {
        "@console/pluginAPI": "/*"
      }
    }
    1
    Update the name of your plugin.
    2
    Update the version.
    3
    Update the display name for your plugin.
    4
    Update the description with a synopsis about your plugin.
  6. Add the following to the console-extensions.json file:

    {
      "type": "console.tab/horizontalNav",
      "properties": {
        "page": {
          "name": "Example Tab",
          "href": "example"
        },
        "model": {
          "group": "core",
          "version": "v1",
          "kind": "Pod"
        },
        "component": { "$codeRef": "ExampleTab" }
      }
    }
  7. Edit the package.json file to include the following changes:

            "exposedModules": {
                "ExamplePage": "./components/ExamplePage",
                "ExampleTab": "./components/ExampleTab"
            }
  8. Write a message to display on a new custom tab on the Pods page by creating a new file src/components/ExampleTab.tsx and adding the following script:

    import * as React from 'react';
    
    export default function ExampleTab() {
        return (
            <p>This is a custom tab added to a resource using a dynamic plugin.</p>
        );
    }
  9. Install a Helm chart with the name of the plugin as the Helm release name into a new namespace or an existing namespace as specified by the -n command-line option to deploy your plugin on a cluster. Provide the location of the image within the plugin.image parameter by using the following command:

    $ helm upgrade -i  my-plugin charts/openshift-console-plugin -n my-plugin-namespace --create-namespace --set plugin.image=my-plugin-image-location
    Note

    For more information on deploying your plugin on a cluster, see "Deploy your plugin on a cluster".

Verification

  • Visit a Pod page to view the added tab.

7.5. Dynamic plugin reference

You can add extensions that allow you to customize your plugin. Those extensions are then loaded to the console at run-time.

7.5.1. Dynamic plugin extension types

console.action/filter

ActionFilter can be used to filter an action.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

contextId

string

no

The context ID helps to narrow the scope of contributed actions to a particular area of the application. Examples include topology and helm.

filter

CodeRef<(scope: any, action: Action) ⇒ boolean>

no

A function that will filter actions based on some conditions.

scope: The scope in which actions should be provided for. A hook might be required if you want to remove the ModifyCount action from a deployment with a horizontal pod autoscaler (HPA).

console.action/group

ActionGroup contributes an action group that can also be a submenu.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

ID used to identify the action section.

label

string

yes

The label to display in the UI. Required for submenus.

submenu

boolean

yes

Whether this group should be displayed as submenu.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. The insertBefore value takes precedence.

console.action/provider

ActionProvider contributes a hook that returns list of actions for specific context.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

contextId

string

no

The context ID helps to narrow the scope of contributed actions to a particular area of the application. Examples include topology and helm.

provider

CodeRef<ExtensionHook<Action[], any>>

no

A React hook that returns actions for the given scope. If contextId = resource, then the scope will always be a Kubernetes resource object.

console.action/resource-provider

ResourceActionProvider contributes a hook that returns list of actions for specific resource model.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sKindVersionModel

no

The model for which this provider provides actions for.

provider

CodeRef<ExtensionHook<Action[], any>>

no

A react hook which returns actions for the given resource model

console.alert-action

This extension can be used to trigger a specific action when a specific Prometheus alert is observed by the Console based on its rule.name value.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

alert

string

no

Alert name as defined by alert.rule.name property

text

string

no

 

action

CodeRef<(alert: any) ⇒ void>

no

Function to perform side effect

console.catalog/item-filter

This extension can be used for plugins to contribute a handler that can filter specific catalog items. For example, the plugin can contribute a filter that filters helm charts from specific provider.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

catalogId

string | string[]

no

The unique identifier for the catalog this provider contributes to.

type

string

no

Type ID for the catalog item type.

filter

CodeRef<(item: CatalogItem) ⇒ boolean>

no

Filters items of a specific type. Value is a function that takes CatalogItem[] and returns a subset based on the filter criteria.

console.catalog/item-metadata

This extension can be used to contribute a provider that adds extra metadata to specific catalog items.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

catalogId

string | string[]

no

The unique identifier for the catalog this provider contributes to.

type

string

no

Type ID for the catalog item type.

provider

CodeRef<ExtensionHook<CatalogItemMetadataProviderFunction, CatalogExtensionHookOptions>>

no

A hook which returns a function that will be used to provide metadata to catalog items of a specific type.

console.catalog/item-provider

This extension allows plugins to contribute a provider for a catalog item type. For example, a Helm Plugin can add a provider that fetches all the Helm Charts. This extension can also be used by other plugins to add more items to a specific catalog item type.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

catalogId

string | string[]

no

The unique identifier for the catalog this provider contributes to.

type

string

no

Type ID for the catalog item type.

title

string

no

Title for the catalog item provider

provider

CodeRef<ExtensionHook<CatalogItem<any>[], CatalogExtensionHookOptions>>

no

Fetch items and normalize it for the catalog. Value is a react effect hook.

priority

number

yes

Priority for this provider. Defaults to 0. Higher priority providers may override catalog items provided by other providers.

console.catalog/item-type

This extension allows plugins to contribute a new type of catalog item. For example, a Helm plugin can define a new catalog item type as HelmCharts that it wants to contribute to the Developer Catalog.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

type

string

no

Type for the catalog item.

title

string

no

Title for the catalog item.

catalogDescription

string | CodeRef<React.ReactNode>

yes

Description for the type specific catalog.

typeDescription

string

yes

Description for the catalog item type.

filters

CatalogItemAttribute[]

yes

Custom filters specific to the catalog item.

groupings

CatalogItemAttribute[]

yes

Custom groupings specific to the catalog item.

console.catalog/item-type-metadata

This extension allows plugins to contribute extra metadata like custom filters or groupings for any catalog item type. For example, a plugin can attach a custom filter for HelmCharts that can filter based on chart provider.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

type

string

no

Type for the catalog item.

filters

CatalogItemAttribute[]

yes

Custom filters specific to the catalog item.

groupings

CatalogItemAttribute[]

yes

Custom groupings specific to the catalog item.

console.cluster-overview/inventory-item

Adds a new inventory item into cluster overview page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{}>>

no

The component to be rendered.

console.cluster-overview/multiline-utilization-item

Adds a new cluster overview multi-line utilization item.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

The title of the utilization item.

getUtilizationQueries

CodeRef<GetMultilineQueries>

no

Prometheus utilization query.

humanize

CodeRef<Humanize>

no

Convert Prometheus data to human-readable form.

TopConsumerPopovers

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<TopConsumerPopoverProps>[]>

yes

Shows Top consumer popover instead of plain value.

console.cluster-overview/utilization-item

Adds a new cluster overview utilization item.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

The title of the utilization item.

getUtilizationQuery

CodeRef<GetQuery>

no

Prometheus utilization query.

humanize

CodeRef<Humanize>

no

Convert Prometheus data to human-readable form.

getTotalQuery

CodeRef<GetQuery>

yes

Prometheus total query.

getRequestQuery

CodeRef<GetQuery>

yes

Prometheus request query.

getLimitQuery

CodeRef<GetQuery>

yes

Prometheus limit query.

TopConsumerPopover

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<TopConsumerPopoverProps>>

yes

Shows Top consumer popover instead of plain value.

console.context-provider

Adds a new React context provider to the web console application root.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

provider

CodeRef<Provider<T>>

no

Context Provider component.

useValueHook

CodeRef<() ⇒ T>

no

Hook for the Context value.

console.dashboards/card

Adds a new dashboard card.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

tab

string

no

The ID of the dashboard tab to which the card will be added.

position

'LEFT' | 'RIGHT' | 'MAIN'

no

The grid position of the card on the dashboard.

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{}>>

no

Dashboard card component.

span

OverviewCardSpan

yes

Card’s vertical span in the column. Ignored for small screens; defaults to 12.

console.dashboards/custom/overview/detail/item

Adds an item to the Details card of Overview Dashboard.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

Details card title

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{}>>

no

The value, rendered by the OverviewDetailItem component

valueClassName

string

yes

Value for a className

isLoading

CodeRef<() ⇒ boolean>

yes

Function returning the loading state of the component

error

CodeRef<() ⇒ string>

yes

Function returning errors to be displayed by the component

console.dashboards/overview/activity/resource

Adds an activity to the Activity Card of Overview Dashboard where the triggering of activity is based on watching a Kubernetes resource.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

k8sResource

CodeRef<FirehoseResource & { isList: true; }>

no

The utilization item to be replaced.

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<K8sActivityProps<T>>>

no

The action component.

isActivity

CodeRef<(resource: T) ⇒ boolean>

yes

Function which determines if the given resource represents the action. If not defined, every resource represents activity.

getTimestamp

CodeRef<(resource: T) ⇒ Date>

yes

Time stamp for the given action, which will be used for ordering.

console.dashboards/overview/health/operator

Adds a health subsystem to the status card of the Overview dashboard, where the source of status is a Kubernetes REST API.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

Title of Operators section in the pop-up menu.

resources

CodeRef<FirehoseResource[]>

no

Kubernetes resources which will be fetched and passed to healthHandler.

getOperatorsWithStatuses

CodeRef<GetOperatorsWithStatuses<T>>

yes

Resolves status for the Operators.

operatorRowLoader

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<OperatorRowProps<T>>>

yes

Loader for pop-up row component.

viewAllLink

string

yes

Links to all resources page. If not provided, then a list page of the first resource from resources prop is used.

console.dashboards/overview/health/prometheus

Adds a health subsystem to the status card of Overview dashboard where the source of status is Prometheus.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

The display name of the subsystem.

queries

string[]

no

The Prometheus queries.

healthHandler

CodeRef<PrometheusHealthHandler>

no

Resolve the subsystem’s health.

additionalResource

CodeRef<FirehoseResource>

yes

Additional resource which will be fetched and passed to healthHandler.

popupComponent

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<PrometheusHealthPopupProps>>

yes

Loader for pop-up menu content. If defined, a health item is represented as a link, which opens a pop-up menu with the given content.

popupTitle

string

yes

The title of the popover.

disallowedControlPlaneTopology

string[]

yes

Control plane topology for which the subsystem should be hidden.

console.dashboards/overview/health/resource

Adds a health subsystem to the status card of Overview dashboard where the source of status is a Kubernetes Resource.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

The display name of the subsystem.

resources

CodeRef<WatchK8sResources<T>>

no

Kubernetes resources that will be fetched and passed to healthHandler.

healthHandler

CodeRef<ResourceHealthHandler<T>>

no

Resolve the subsystem’s health.

popupComponent

CodeRef<WatchK8sResults<T>>

yes

Loader for pop-up menu content. If defined, a health item is represented as a link, which opens a pop-up menu with the given content.

popupTitle

string

yes

The title of the popover.

console.dashboards/overview/health/url

Adds a health subsystem to the status card of Overview dashboard where the source of status is a Kubernetes REST API.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

The display name of the subsystem.

url

string

no

The URL to fetch data from. It will be prefixed with base Kubernetes URL.

healthHandler

CodeRef<URLHealthHandler<T, K8sResourceCommon | K8sResourceCommon[]>>

no

Resolve the subsystem’s health.

additionalResource

CodeRef<FirehoseResource>

yes

Additional resource which will be fetched and passed to healthHandler.

popupComponent

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{ healthResult?: T; healthResultError?: any; k8sResult?: FirehoseResult<R>; }>>

yes

Loader for popup content. If defined, a health item will be represented as a link which opens popup with given content.

popupTitle

string

yes

The title of the popover.

console.dashboards/overview/inventory/item

Adds a resource tile to the overview inventory card.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

CodeRef<T>

no

The model for resource which will be fetched. Used to get the model’s label or abbr.

mapper

CodeRef<StatusGroupMapper<T, R>>

yes

Function which maps various statuses to groups.

additionalResources

CodeRef<WatchK8sResources<R>>

yes

Additional resources which will be fetched and passed to the mapper function.

console.dashboards/overview/inventory/item/group

Adds an inventory status group.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

The ID of the status group.

icon

CodeRef<React.ReactElement<any, string | React.JSXElementConstructor<any>>>

no

React component representing the status group icon.

console.dashboards/overview/inventory/item/replacement

Replaces an overview inventory card.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

CodeRef<T>

no

The model for resource which will be fetched. Used to get the model’s label or abbr.

mapper

CodeRef<StatusGroupMapper<T, R>>

yes

Function which maps various statuses to groups.

additionalResources

CodeRef<WatchK8sResources<R>>

yes

Additional resources which will be fetched and passed to the mapper function.

console.dashboards/overview/prometheus/activity/resource

Adds an activity to the Activity Card of Prometheus Overview Dashboard where the triggering of activity is based on watching a Kubernetes resource.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

queries

string[]

no

Queries to watch.

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<PrometheusActivityProps>>

no

The action component.

isActivity

CodeRef<(results: PrometheusResponse[]) ⇒ boolean>

yes

Function which determines if the given resource represents the action. If not defined, every resource represents activity.

console.dashboards/project/overview/item

Adds a resource tile to the project overview inventory card.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

CodeRef<T>

no

The model for resource which will be fetched. Used to get the model’s label or abbr.

mapper

CodeRef<StatusGroupMapper<T, R>>

yes

Function which maps various statuses to groups.

additionalResources

CodeRef<WatchK8sResources<R>>

yes

Additional resources which will be fetched and passed to the mapper function.

console.dashboards/tab

Adds a new dashboard tab, placed after the Overview tab.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique tab identifier, used as tab link href and when adding cards to this tab.

navSection

'home' | 'storage'

no

Navigation section to which the tab belongs to.

title

string

no

The title of the tab.

console.file-upload

This extension can be used to provide a handler for the file drop action on specific file extensions.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

fileExtensions

string[]

no

Supported file extensions.

handler

CodeRef<FileUploadHandler>

no

Function which handles the file drop action.

console.flag

Gives full control over the web console feature flags.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

handler

CodeRef<FeatureFlagHandler>

no

Used to set or unset arbitrary feature flags.

console.flag/hookProvider

Gives full control over the web console feature flags with hook handlers.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

handler

CodeRef<FeatureFlagHandler>

no

Used to set or unset arbitrary feature flags.

console.flag/model

Adds a new web console feature flag driven by the presence of a CustomResourceDefinition (CRD) object on the cluster.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

flag

string

no

The name of the flag to set after the CRD is detected.

model

ExtensionK8sModel

no

The model which refers to a CRD.

console.global-config

This extension identifies a resource used to manage the configuration of the cluster. A link to the resource will be added to the AdministrationCluster SettingsConfiguration page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

Unique identifier for the cluster config resource instance.

name

string

no

The name of the cluster config resource instance.

model

ExtensionK8sModel

no

The model which refers to a cluster config resource.

namespace

string

no

The namespace of the cluster config resource instance.

console.model-metadata

Customize the display of models by overriding values retrieved and generated through API discovery.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sGroupModel

no

The model to customize. May specify only a group, or optional version and kind.

badge

ModelBadge

yes

Whether to consider this model reference as Technology Preview or Developer Preview.

color

string

yes

The color to associate to this model.

label

string

yes

Override the label. Requires kind be provided.

labelPlural

string

yes

Override the plural label. Requires kind be provided.

abbr

string

yes

Customize the abbreviation. Defaults to all uppercase characters in kind, up to 4 characters long. Requires that kind is provided.

console.navigation/href

This extension can be used to contribute a navigation item that points to a specific link in the UI.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique identifier for this item.

name

string

no

The name of this item.

href

string

no

The link href value.

perspective

string

yes

The perspective ID to which this item belongs to. If not specified, contributes to the default perspective.

section

string

yes

Navigation section to which this item belongs to. If not specified, render this item as a top level link.

dataAttributes

{ [key: string]: string; }

yes

Adds data attributes to the DOM.

startsWith

string[]

yes

Mark this item as active when the URL starts with one of these paths.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. insertBefore takes precedence.

namespaced

boolean

yes

If true, adds /ns/active-namespace to the end.

prefixNamespaced

boolean

yes

If true, adds /k8s/ns/active-namespace to the beginning.

console.navigation/resource-cluster

This extension can be used to contribute a navigation item that points to a cluster resource details page. The K8s model of that resource can be used to define the navigation item.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique identifier for this item.

model

ExtensionK8sModel

no

The model for which this navigation item links to.

perspective

string

yes

The perspective ID to which this item belongs to. If not specified, contributes to the default perspective.

section

string

yes

Navigation section to which this item belongs to. If not specified, render this item as a top-level link.

dataAttributes

{ [key: string]: string; }

yes

Adds data attributes to the DOM.

startsWith

string[]

yes

Mark this item as active when the URL starts with one of these paths.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. insertBefore takes precedence.

name

string

yes

Overrides the default name. If not supplied the name of the link will equal the plural value of the model.

console.navigation/resource-ns

This extension can be used to contribute a navigation item that points to a namespaced resource details page. The K8s model of that resource can be used to define the navigation item.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique identifier for this item.

model

ExtensionK8sModel

no

The model for which this navigation item links to.

perspective

string

yes

The perspective ID to which this item belongs to. If not specified, contributes to the default perspective.

section

string

yes

Navigation section to which this item belongs to. If not specified, render this item as a top-level link.

dataAttributes

{ [key: string]: string; }

yes

Adds data attributes to the DOM.

startsWith

string[]

yes

Mark this item as active when the URL starts with one of these paths.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. insertBefore takes precedence.

name

string

yes

Overrides the default name. If not supplied the name of the link will equal the plural value of the model.

console.navigation/section

This extension can be used to define a new section of navigation items in the navigation tab.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique identifier for this item.

perspective

string

yes

The perspective ID to which this item belongs to. If not specified, contributes to the default perspective.

dataAttributes

{ [key: string]: string; }

yes

Adds data attributes to the DOM.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. insertBefore takes precedence.

name

string

yes

Name of this section. If not supplied, only a separator will be shown above the section.

console.navigation/separator

This extension can be used to add a separator between navigation items in the navigation.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique identifier for this item.

perspective

string

yes

The perspective ID to which this item belongs to. If not specified, contributes to the default perspective.

section

string

yes

Navigation section to which this item belongs to. If not specified, render this item as a top level link.

dataAttributes

{ [key: string]: string; }

yes

Adds data attributes to the DOM.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. insertBefore takes precedence.

console.page/resource/details
NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sGroupKindModel

no

The model for which this resource page links to.

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{ match: match<{}>; namespace: string; model: ExtensionK8sModel; }>>

no

The component to be rendered when the route matches.

console.page/resource/list

Adds new resource list page to Console router.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sGroupKindModel

no

The model for which this resource page links to.

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{ match: match<{}>; namespace: string; model: ExtensionK8sModel; }>>

no

The component to be rendered when the route matches.

console.page/route

Adds a new page to the web console router. See React Router.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<RouteComponentProps<{}, StaticContext, any>>>

no

The component to be rendered when the route matches.

path

string | string[]

no

Valid URL path or array of paths that path-to-regexp@^1.7.0 understands.

perspective

string

yes

The perspective to which this page belongs to. If not specified, contributes to all perspectives.

exact

boolean

yes

When true, will only match if the path matches the location.pathname exactly.

console.page/route/standalone

Adds a new standalone page, rendered outside the common page layout, to the web console router. See React Router.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<RouteComponentProps<{}, StaticContext, any>>>

no

The component to be rendered when the route matches.

path

string | string[]

no

Valid URL path or array of paths that path-to-regexp@^1.7.0 understands.

exact

boolean

yes

When true, will only match if the path matches the location.pathname exactly.

console.perspective

This extension contributes a new perspective to the console, which enables customization of the navigation menu.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

The perspective identifier.

name

string

no

The perspective display name.

icon

CodeRef<LazyComponent>

no

The perspective display icon.

landingPageURL

CodeRef<(flags: { [key: string]: boolean; }, isFirstVisit: boolean) ⇒ string>

no

The function to get perspective landing page URL.

importRedirectURL

CodeRef<(namespace: string) ⇒ string>

no

The function to get redirect URL for import flow.

default

boolean

yes

Whether the perspective is the default. There can only be one default.

defaultPins

ExtensionK8sModel[]

yes

Default pinned resources on the nav

usePerspectiveDetection

CodeRef<() ⇒ [boolean, boolean]>

yes

The hook to detect default perspective

console.project-overview/inventory-item

Adds a new inventory item into the Project Overview page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{ projectName: string; }>>

no

The component to be rendered.

console.project-overview/utilization-item

Adds a new project overview utilization item.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

title

string

no

The title of the utilization item.

getUtilizationQuery

CodeRef<GetProjectQuery>

no

Prometheus utilization query.

humanize

CodeRef<Humanize>

no

Convert Prometheus data to human-readable form.

getTotalQuery

CodeRef<GetProjectQuery>

yes

Prometheus total query.

getRequestQuery

CodeRef<GetProjectQuery>

yes

Prometheus request query.

getLimitQuery

CodeRef<GetProjectQuery>

yes

Prometheus limit query.

TopConsumerPopover

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<TopConsumerPopoverProps>>

yes

Shows the top consumer popover instead of plain value.

console.pvc/alert

This extension can be used to contribute custom alerts on the PVC details page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

alert

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{ pvc: K8sResourceCommon; }>>

no

The alert component.

console.pvc/create-prop

This extension can be used to specify additional properties that will be used when creating PVC resources on the PVC list page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

label

string

no

Label for the create prop action.

path

string

no

Path for the create prop action.

console.pvc/delete

This extension allows hooking into deleting PVC resources. It can provide an alert with additional information and custom PVC delete logic.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

predicate

CodeRef<(pvc: K8sResourceCommon) ⇒ boolean>

no

Predicate that tells whether to use the extension or not.

onPVCKill

CodeRef<(pvc: K8sResourceCommon) ⇒ Promise<void>>

no

Method for the PVC delete operation.

alert

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{ pvc: K8sResourceCommon; }>>

no

Alert component to show additional information.

console.pvc/status
NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

priority

number

no

Priority for the status component. A larger value means higher priority.

status

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{ pvc: K8sResourceCommon; }>>

no

The status component.

predicate

CodeRef<(pvc: K8sResourceCommon) ⇒ boolean>

no

Predicate that tells whether to render the status component or not.

console.redux-reducer

Adds new reducer to Console Redux store which operates on plugins.<scope> substate.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

scope

string

no

The key to represent the reducer-managed substate within the Redux state object.

reducer

CodeRef<Reducer<any, AnyAction>>

no

The reducer function, operating on the reducer-managed substate.

console.resource/create

This extension allows plugins to provide a custom component (i.e., wizard or form) for specific resources, which will be rendered, when users try to create a new resource instance.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sModel

no

The model for which this create resource page will be rendered

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<CreateResourceComponentProps>>

no

The component to be rendered when the model matches

console.storage-class/provisioner

Adds a new storage class provisioner as an option during storage class creation.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

CSI

ProvisionerDetails

yes

Container Storage Interface provisioner type

OTHERS

ProvisionerDetails

yes

Other provisioner type

console.storage-provider

This extension can be used to contribute a new storage provider to select, when attaching storage and a provider specific component.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

name

string

no

Displayed name of the provider.

Component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<Partial<RouteComponentProps<{}, StaticContext, any>>>>

no

Provider specific component to render.

console.tab

Adds a tab to a horizontal nav matching the contextId.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

contextId

string

no

Context ID assigned to the horizontal nav in which the tab will be injected. Possible values: dev-console-observe

name

string

no

The display label of the tab

href

string

no

The href appended to the existing URL

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<PageComponentProps<K8sResourceCommon>>>

no

Tab content component.

console.tab/horizontalNav

This extension can be used to add a tab on the resource details page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sKindVersionModel

no

The model for which this provider show tab.

page

{ name: string; href: string; }

no

The page to be show in horizontal tab. It takes tab name as name and href of the tab

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<PageComponentProps<K8sResourceCommon>>>

no

The component to be rendered when the route matches.

console.telemetry/listener

This component can be used to register a listener function receiving telemetry events. These events include user identification, page navigation, and other application specific events. The listener may use this data for reporting and analytics purposes.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

listener

CodeRef<TelemetryEventListener>

no

Listen for telemetry events

console.topology/adapter/build

BuildAdapter contributes an adapter to adapt element to data that can be used by the Build component.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

adapt

CodeRef<(element: GraphElement) ⇒ AdapterDataType<BuildConfigData> | undefined>

no

Adapter to adapt element to data that can be used by Build component.

console.topology/adapter/network

NetworkAdapater contributes an adapter to adapt element to data that can be used by the Networking component.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

adapt

CodeRef<(element: GraphElement) ⇒ NetworkAdapterType | undefined>

no

Adapter to adapt element to data that can be used by Networking component.

console.topology/adapter/pod

PodAdapter contributes an adapter to adapt element to data that can be used by the Pod component.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

adapt

CodeRef<(element: GraphElement) ⇒ AdapterDataType<PodsAdapterDataType> | undefined>

no

Adapter to adapt element to data that can be used by Pod component.

console.topology/component/factory

Getter for a ViewComponentFactory.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

getFactory

CodeRef<ViewComponentFactory>

no

Getter for a ViewComponentFactory.

console.topology/create/connector

Getter for the create connector function.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

getCreateConnector

CodeRef<CreateConnectionGetter>

no

Getter for the create connector function.

console.topology/data/factory

Topology Data Model Factory Extension

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

Unique ID for the factory.

priority

number

no

Priority for the factory

resources

WatchK8sResourcesGeneric

yes

Resources to be fetched from useK8sWatchResources hook.

workloadKeys

string[]

yes

Keys in resources containing workloads.

getDataModel

CodeRef<TopologyDataModelGetter>

yes

Getter for the data model factory.

isResourceDepicted

CodeRef<TopologyDataModelDepicted>

yes

Getter for function to determine if a resource is depicted by this model factory.

getDataModelReconciler

CodeRef<TopologyDataModelReconciler>

yes

Getter for function to reconcile data model after all extensions' models have loaded.

console.topology/decorator/provider

Topology Decorator Provider Extension

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

ID for topology decorator specific to the extension

priority

number

no

Priority for topology decorator specific to the extension

quadrant

TopologyQuadrant

no

Quadrant for topology decorator specific to the extension

decorator

CodeRef<TopologyDecoratorGetter>

no

Decorator specific to the extension

console.topology/details/resource-alert

DetailsResourceAlert contributes an alert for specific topology context or graph element.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

The ID of this alert. Used to save state if the alert should not be shown after dismissed.

contentProvider

CodeRef<(element: GraphElement) ⇒ DetailsResourceAlertContent | null>

no

Hook to return the contents of the alert.

DetailsResourceLink contributes a link for specific topology context or graph element.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

link

CodeRef<(element: GraphElement) ⇒ React.Component | undefined>

no

Return the resource link if provided, otherwise undefined. Use the ResourceIcon and ResourceLink properties for styles.

priority

number

yes

A higher priority factory will get the first chance to create the link.

console.topology/details/tab

DetailsTab contributes a tab for the topology details panel.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique identifier for this details tab.

label

string

no

The tab label to display in the UI.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. The insertBefore value takes precedence.

console.topology/details/tab-section

DetailsTabSection contributes a section for a specific tab in the topology details panel.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

A unique identifier for this details tab section.

tab

string

no

The parent tab ID that this section should contribute to.

provider

CodeRef<DetailsTabSectionExtensionHook>

no

A hook that returns a component, or if null or undefined, renders in the topology sidebar. SDK component: <Section title=\{}>…​ padded area

section

CodeRef<(element: GraphElement, renderNull?: () ⇒ null) ⇒ React.Component | undefined>

no

Deprecated: Fallback if no provider is defined. renderNull is a no-op already.

insertBefore

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item before the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used.

insertAfter

string | string[]

yes

Insert this item after the item referenced here. For arrays, the first one found in order is used. The insertBefore value takes precedence.

console.topology/display/filters

Topology Display Filters Extension

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

getTopologyFilters

CodeRef<() ⇒ TopologyDisplayOption[]>

no

Getter for topology filters specific to the extension

applyDisplayOptions

CodeRef<TopologyApplyDisplayOptions>

no

Function to apply filters to the model

console.topology/relationship/provider

Topology relationship provider connector extension

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

provides

CodeRef<RelationshipProviderProvides>

no

Use to determine if a connection can be created between the source and target node

tooltip

string

no

Tooltip to show when connector operation is hovering over the drop target, for example, "Create a Visual Connector"

create

CodeRef<RelationshipProviderCreate>

no

Callback to execute when connector is drop over target node to create a connection

priority

number

no

Priority for relationship, higher will be preferred in case of multiple

console.user-preference/group

This extension can be used to add a group on the console user-preferences page. It will appear as a vertical tab option on the console user-preferences page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

ID used to identify the user preference group.

label

string

no

The label of the user preference group

insertBefore

string

yes

ID of user preference group before which this group should be placed

insertAfter

string

yes

ID of user preference group after which this group should be placed

console.user-preference/item

This extension can be used to add an item to the user preferences group on the console user preferences page.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

ID used to identify the user preference item and referenced in insertAfter and insertBefore to define the item order

label

string

no

The label of the user preference

description

string

no

The description of the user preference

field

UserPreferenceField

no

The input field options used to render the values to set the user preference

groupId

string

yes

IDs used to identify the user preference groups the item would belong to

insertBefore

string

yes

ID of user preference item before which this item should be placed

insertAfter

string

yes

ID of user preference item after which this item should be placed

console.yaml-template

YAML templates for editing resources via the yaml editor.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sModel

no

Model associated with the template.

template

CodeRef<string>

no

The YAML template.

name

string

no

The name of the template. Use the name default to mark this as the default template.

dev-console.add/action

This extension allows plugins to contribute an add action item to the add page of developer perspective. For example, a Serverless plugin can add a new action item for adding serverless functions to the add page of developer console.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

ID used to identify the action.

label

string

no

The label of the action.

description

string

no

The description of the action.

href

string

no

The href to navigate to.

groupId

string

yes

IDs used to identify the action groups the action would belong to.

icon

CodeRef<React.ReactNode>

yes

The perspective display icon.

accessReview

AccessReviewResourceAttributes[]

yes

Optional access review to control the visibility or enablement of the action.

dev-console.add/action-group

This extension allows plugins to contibute a group in the add page of developer console. Groups can be referenced by actions, which will be grouped together in the add action page based on their extension definition. For example, a Serverless plugin can contribute a Serverless group and together with multiple add actions.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

id

string

no

ID used to identify the action group

name

string

no

The title of the action group

insertBefore

string

yes

ID of action group before which this group should be placed

insertAfter

string

yes

ID of action group after which this group should be placed

dev-console.import/environment

This extension can be used to specify extra build environment variable fields under the builder image selector in the developer console git import form. When set, the fields will override environment variables of the same name in the build section.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

imageStreamName

string

no

Name of the image stream to provide custom environment variables for

imageStreamTags

string[]

no

List of supported image stream tags

environments

ImageEnvironment[]

no

List of environment variables

console.dashboards/overview/detail/item

Deprecated. use CustomOverviewDetailItem type instead

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<{}>>

no

The value, based on the DetailItem component

console.page/resource/tab

Deprecated. Use console.tab/horizontalNav instead. Adds a new resource tab page to Console router.

NameValue TypeOptionalDescription

model

ExtensionK8sGroupKindModel

no

The model for which this resource page links to.

component

CodeRef<React.ComponentType<RouteComponentProps<{}, StaticContext, any>>>

no

The component to be rendered when the route matches.

name

string

no

The name of the tab.

href

string

yes

The optional href for the tab link. If not provided, the first path is used.

exact

boolean

yes

When true, will only match if the path matches the location.pathname exactly.

7.5.2. OpenShift Container Platform console API

useActivePerspective

Hook that provides the currently active perspective and a callback for setting the active perspective. It returns a tuple containing the current active perspective and setter callback.

Example

const Component: React.FC = (props) => {
   const [activePerspective, setActivePerspective] = useActivePerspective();
   return <select
     value={activePerspective}
     onChange={(e) => setActivePerspective(e.target.value)}
   >
     {
       // ...perspective options
     }
   </select>
}

GreenCheckCircleIcon

Component for displaying a green check mark circle icon.

Example

<GreenCheckCircleIcon title="Healthy" />

Parameter NameDescription

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

title

(optional) icon title

size

(optional) icon size: (sm, md, lg, xl)

RedExclamationCircleIcon

Component for displaying a red exclamation mark circle icon.

Example

<RedExclamationCircleIcon title="Failed" />

Parameter NameDescription

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

title

(optional) icon title

size

(optional) icon size: (sm, md, lg, xl)

YellowExclamationTriangleIcon

Component for displaying a yellow triangle exclamation icon.

Example

<YellowExclamationTriangleIcon title="Warning" />

Parameter NameDescription

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

title

(optional) icon title

size

(optional) icon size: (sm, md, lg, xl)

BlueInfoCircleIcon

Component for displaying a blue info circle icon.

Example

<BlueInfoCircleIcon title="Info" />

Parameter NameDescription

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

title

(optional) icon title

size

(optional) icon size: ('sm', 'md', 'lg', 'xl')

ErrorStatus

Component for displaying an error status popover.

Example

<ErrorStatus title={errorMsg} />

Parameter NameDescription

title

(optional) status text

iconOnly

(optional) if true, only displays icon

noTooltip

(optional) if true, tooltip won’t be displayed

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

popoverTitle

(optional) title for popover

InfoStatus

Component for displaying an information status popover.

Example

<InfoStatus title={infoMsg} />

Parameter NameDescription

title

(optional) status text

iconOnly

(optional) if true, only displays icon

noTooltip

(optional) if true, tooltip won’t be displayed

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

popoverTitle

(optional) title for popover

ProgressStatus

Component for displaying a progressing status popover.

Example

<ProgressStatus title={progressMsg} />

Parameter NameDescription

title

(optional) status text

iconOnly

(optional) if true, only displays icon

noTooltip

(optional) if true, tooltip won’t be displayed

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

popoverTitle

(optional) title for popover

SuccessStatus

Component for displaying a success status popover.

Example

<SuccessStatus title={successMsg} />

Parameter NameDescription

title

(optional) status text

iconOnly

(optional) if true, only displays icon

noTooltip

(optional) if true, tooltip won’t be displayed

className

(optional) additional class name for the component

popoverTitle

(optional) title for popover

checkAccess

Provides information about user access to a given resource. It returns an object with resource access information.

Parameter NameDescription

resourceAttributes

resource attributes for access review

impersonate

impersonation details

useAccessReview

Hook that provides information about user access to a given resource. It returns an array with isAllowed and loading values.

Parameter NameDescription

resourceAttributes

resource attributes for access review

impersonate

impersonation details

useResolvedExtensions

React hook for consuming Console extensions with resolved CodeRef properties. This hook accepts the same argument(s) as useExtensions hook and returns an adapted list of extension instances, resolving all code references within each extension’s properties.

Initially, the hook returns an empty array. After the resolution is complete, the React component is re-rendered with the hook returning an adapted list of extensions. When the list of matching extensions changes, the resolution is restarted. The hook will continue to return the previous result until the resolution completes.

The hook’s result elements are guaranteed to be referentially stable across re-renders. It returns a tuple containing a list of adapted extension instances with resolved code references, a boolean flag indicating whether the resolution is complete, and a list of errors detected during the resolution.

Example

const [navItemExtensions, navItemsResolved] = useResolvedExtensions<NavItem>(isNavItem);
// process adapted extensions and render your component

Parameter NameDescription

typeGuards

A list of callbacks that each accept a dynamic plugin extension as an argument and return a boolean flag indicating whether or not the extension meets desired type constraints

HorizontalNav

A component that creates a Navigation bar for a page. Routing is handled as part of the component. console.tab/horizontalNav can be used to add additional content to any horizontal navigation.

Example

const HomePage: React.FC = (props) => {
    const page = {
      href: '/home',
      name: 'Home',
      component: () => <>Home</>
    }
    return <HorizontalNav match={props.match} pages={[page]} />
}

Parameter NameDescription

resource

The resource associated with this Navigation, an object of K8sResourceCommon type

pages

An array of page objects

match

match object provided by React Router

VirtualizedTable

A component for making virtualized tables.

Example

const MachineList: React.FC<MachineListProps> = (props) => {
  return (
    <VirtualizedTable<MachineKind>
     {...props}
     aria-label='Machines'
     columns={getMachineColumns}
     Row={getMachineTableRow}
    />
  );
}

Parameter NameDescription

data

data for table

loaded

flag indicating data is loaded

loadError

error object if issue loading data

columns

column setup

Row

row setup

unfilteredData

original data without filter

NoDataEmptyMsg

(optional) no data empty message component

EmptyMsg

(optional) empty message component

scrollNode

(optional) function to handle scroll

label

(optional) label for table

ariaLabel

(optional) aria label

gridBreakPoint

sizing of how to break up grid for responsiveness

onSelect

(optional) function for handling select of table

rowData

(optional) data specific to row

TableData

Component for displaying table data within a table row.

Example

const PodRow: React.FC<RowProps<K8sResourceCommon>> = ({ obj, activeColumnIDs }) => {
  return (
    <>
      <TableData id={columns[0].id} activeColumnIDs={activeColumnIDs}>
        <ResourceLink kind="Pod" name={obj.metadata.name} namespace={obj.metadata.namespace} />
      </TableData>
      <TableData id={columns[1].id} activeColumnIDs={activeColumnIDs}>
        <ResourceLink kind="Namespace" name={obj.metadata.namespace} />
      </TableData>
    </>
  );
};

Parameter NameDescription

id

unique ID for table

activeColumnIDs

active columns

className

(optional) option class name for styling

useActiveColumns

A hook that provides a list of user-selected active TableColumns.

Example

// See implementation for more details on TableColumn type
  const [activeColumns, userSettingsLoaded] = useActiveColumns({
    columns,
    showNamespaceOverride: false,
    columnManagementID,
  });
  return userSettingsAreLoaded ? <VirtualizedTable columns={activeColumns} {...otherProps} /> : null

Parameter NameDescription

options

Which are passed as a key-value map

\{TableColumn[]} options.columns

An array of all available TableColumns

{boolean} [options.showNamespaceOverride]

(optional) If true, a namespace column will be included, regardless of column management selections

{string} [options.columnManagementID]

(optional) A unique ID used to persist and retrieve column management selections to and from user settings. Usually a group/version/kind (GVK) string for a resource.

A tuple containing the current user selected active columns (a subset of options.columns), and a boolean flag indicating whether user settings have been loaded.

ListPageHeader

Component for generating a page header.

Example

const exampleList: React.FC = () => {
  return (
    <>
      <ListPageHeader title="Example List Page"/>
    </>
  );
};

Parameter NameDescription

title

heading title

helpText

(optional) help section as react node

badge

(optional) badge icon as react node

ListPageCreate

Component for adding a create button for a specific resource kind that automatically generates a link to the create YAML for this resource.

Example

const exampleList: React.FC<MyProps> = () => {
  return (
    <>
      <ListPageHeader title="Example Pod List Page"/>
        <ListPageCreate groupVersionKind="Pod">Create Pod</ListPageCreate>
      </ListPageHeader>
    </>
  );
};

Parameter NameDescription

groupVersionKind

the resource group/version/kind to represent

Component for creating a stylized link.

Example

const exampleList: React.FC<MyProps> = () => {
 return (
  <>
   <ListPageHeader title="Example Pod List Page"/>
      <ListPageCreateLink to={'/link/to/my/page'}>Create Item</ListPageCreateLink>
   </ListPageHeader>
  </>
 );
};

Parameter NameDescription

to

string location where link should direct

createAccessReview

(optional) object with namespace and kind used to determine access

children

(optional) children for the component

ListPageCreateButton

Component for creating button.

Example

const exampleList: React.FC<MyProps> = () => {
  return (
    <>
      <ListPageHeader title="Example Pod List Page"/>
        <ListPageCreateButton createAccessReview={access}>Create Pod</ListPageCreateButton>
      </ListPageHeader>
    </>
  );
};

Parameter NameDescription

createAccessReview

(optional) object with namespace and kind used to determine access

pfButtonProps

(optional) Patternfly Button props

ListPageCreateDropdown

Component for creating a dropdown wrapped with permissions check.

Example

const exampleList: React.FC<MyProps> = () => {
  const items = {
    SAVE: 'Save',
    DELETE: 'Delete',
  }
  return (
    <>
     <ListPageHeader title="Example Pod List Page"/>
       <ListPageCreateDropdown createAccessReview={access} items={items}>Actions</ListPageCreateDropdown>
     </ListPageHeader>
    </>
  );
};

Parameter NameDescription

items

key:ReactNode pairs of items to display in dropdown component

onClick

callback function for click on dropdown items

createAccessReview

(optional) object with namespace and kind used to determine access

children

(optional) children for the dropdown toggle

ListPageFilter

Component that generates filter for list page.

Example

  // See implementation for more details on RowFilter and FilterValue types
  const [staticData, filteredData, onFilterChange] = useListPageFilter(
    data,
    rowFilters,
    staticFilters,
  );
  // ListPageFilter updates filter state based on user interaction and resulting filtered data can be rendered in an independent component.
  return (
    <>
      <ListPageHeader .../>
      <ListPagBody>
        <ListPageFilter data={staticData} onFilterChange={onFilterChange} />
        <List data={filteredData} />
      </ListPageBody>
    </>
  )

Parameter NameDescription

data

An array of data points

loaded

indicates that data has loaded

onFilterChange

callback function for when filter is updated

rowFilters

(optional) An array of RowFilter elements that define the available filter options

nameFilterPlaceholder

(optional) placeholder for name filter

labelFilterPlaceholder

(optional) placeholder for label filter

hideLabelFilter

(optional) only shows the name filter instead of both name and label filter

hideNameLabelFilter

(optional) hides both name and label filter

columnLayout

(optional) column layout object

hideColumnManagement

(optional) flag to hide the column management

useListPageFilter

A hook that manages filter state for the ListPageFilter component. It returns a tuple containing the data filtered by all static filters, the data filtered by all static and row filters, and a callback that updates rowFilters.

Example

  // See implementation for more details on RowFilter and FilterValue types
  const [staticData, filteredData, onFilterChange] = useListPageFilter(
    data,
    rowFilters,
    staticFilters,
  );
  // ListPageFilter updates filter state based on user interaction and resulting filtered data can be rendered in an independent component.
  return (
    <>
      <ListPageHeader .../>
      <ListPagBody>
        <ListPageFilter data={staticData} onFilterChange={onFilterChange} />
        <List data={filteredData} />
      </ListPageBody>
    </>
  )

Parameter NameDescription

data

An array of data points

rowFilters

(optional) An array of RowFilter elements that define the available filter options

staticFilters

(optional) An array of FilterValue elements that are statically applied to the data

Component that creates a link to a specific resource type with an icon badge.

Example

  <ResourceLink
      kind="Pod"
      name="testPod"
      title={metadata.uid}
  />

Parameter NameDescription

kind

(optional) the kind of resource i.e. Pod, Deployment, Namespace

groupVersionKind

(optional) object with group, version, and kind

className

(optional) class style for component

displayName

(optional) display name for component, overwrites the resource name if set

inline

(optional) flag to create icon badge and name inline with children

linkTo

(optional) flag to create a Link object - defaults to true

name

(optional) name of resource

namesapce

(optional) specific namespace for the kind resource to link to

hideIcon

(optional) flag to hide the icon badge

title

(optional) title for the link object (not displayed)

dataTest

(optional) identifier for testing

onClick

(optional) callback function for when component is clicked

truncate

(optional) flag to truncate the link if too long

ResourceIcon

Component that creates an icon badge for a specific resource type.

Example

<ResourceIcon kind="Pod"/>

Parameter NameDescription

kind

(optional) the kind of resource i.e. Pod, Deployment, Namespace

groupVersionKind

(optional) object with group, version, and kind

className

(optional) class style for component

useK8sModel

Hook that retrieves the k8s model for provided K8sGroupVersionKind from redux. It returns an array with the first item as k8s model and second item as inFlight status.

Example

const Component: React.FC = () => {
  const [model, inFlight] = useK8sModel({ group: 'app'; version: 'v1'; kind: 'Deployment' });
  return ...
}

Parameter NameDescription

groupVersionKind

group, version, kind of k8s resource K8sGroupVersionKind is preferred alternatively can pass reference for group, version, kind which is deprecated, i.e, group/version/kind (GVK) K8sResourceKindReference.

useK8sModels

Hook that retrieves all current k8s models from redux. It returns an array with the first item as the list of k8s model and second item as inFlight status.

Example

const Component: React.FC = () => {
  const [models, inFlight] = UseK8sModels();
  return ...
}

useK8sWatchResource

Hook that retrieves the k8s resource along with status for loaded and error. It returns an array with first item as resource(s), second item as loaded status and third item as error state if any.

Example

const Component: React.FC = () => {
  const watchRes = {
        ...
      }
  const [data, loaded, error] = useK8sWatchResource(watchRes)
  return ...
}

Parameter NameDescription

initResource

options needed to watch for resource.

useK8sWatchResources

Hook that retrieves the k8s resources along with their respective status for loaded and error. It returns a map where keys are as provided in initResouces and value has three properties data, loaded and error.

Example

const Component: React.FC = () => {
  const watchResources = {
        'deployment': {...},
        'pod': {...}
        ...
      }
  const {deployment, pod} = useK8sWatchResources(watchResources)
  return ...
}

Parameter NameDescription

initResources

Resources must be watched as key-value pair, wherein key will be unique to resource and value will be options needed to watch for the respective resource.

consoleFetch

A custom wrapper around fetch that adds console specific headers and allows for retries and timeouts.It also validates the response status code and throws appropriate error or logs out the user if required. It returns a promise that resolves to the response.

Parameter NameDescription

url

The URL to fetch

options

The options to pass to fetch

timeout

The timeout in milliseconds

consoleFetchJSON

A custom wrapper around fetch that adds console specific headers and allows for retries and timeouts. It also validates the response status code and throws appropriate error or logs out the user if required. It returns the response as a JSON object. Uses consoleFetch internally. It returns a promise that resolves to the response as JSON object.

Parameter NameDescription

url

The URL to fetch

method

The HTTP method to use. Defaults to GET

options

The options to pass to fetch

timeout

The timeout in milliseconds

cluster

The name of the cluster to make the request to. Defaults to the active cluster the user has selected

consoleFetchText

A custom wrapper around fetch that adds console specific headers and allows for retries and timeouts. It also validates the response status code and throws appropriate error or logs out the user if required. It returns the response as a text. Uses consoleFetch internally. It returns a promise that resolves to the response as text.

Parameter NameDescription

url

The URL to fetch

options

The options to pass to fetch

timeout

The timeout in milliseconds

cluster

The name of the cluster to make the request to. Defaults to the active cluster the user has selected

getConsoleRequestHeaders

A function that creates impersonation and multicluster related headers for API requests using current redux state. It returns an object containing the appropriate impersonation and clustr requst headers, based on redux state.

Parameter NameDescription

targetCluster

Override the current active cluster with the provided targetCluster

k8sGetResource

It fetches a resource from the cluster, based on the provided options. If the name is provided it returns one resource else it returns all the resources matching the model. It returns a promise that resolves to the response as JSON object with a resource if the name is providedelse it returns all the resources matching the model. In case of failure, the promise gets rejected with HTTP error response.

Parameter NameDescription

options

Which are passed as key-value pairs in the map

options.model

k8s model

options.name

The name of the resource, if not provided then it will look for all the resources matching the model.

options.ns

The namespace to look into, should not be specified for cluster-scoped resources.

options.path

Appends as subpath if provided

options.queryParams

The query parameters to be included in the URL.

options.requestInit

The fetch init object to use. This can have request headers, method, redirect, etc. See Interface RequestInit for more.

k8sCreateResource

It creates a resource in the cluster, based on the provided options. It returns a promise that resolves to the response of the resource created. In case of failure promise gets rejected with HTTP error response.

Parameter NameDescription

options

Which are passed as key-value pairs in the map

options.model

k8s model

options.data

Payload for the resource to be created

options.path

Appends as subpath if provided

options.queryParams

The query parameters to be included in the URL.

k8sUpdateResource

It updates the entire resource in the cluster, based on providedoptions. When a client needs to replace an existing resource entirely, they can use k8sUpdate. Alternatively can use k8sPatch to perform the partial update. It returns a promise that resolves to the response of the resource updated. In case of failure promise gets rejected with HTTP error response.

Parameter NameDescription

options

Which are passed as key-value pair in the map

options.model

k8s model

options.data

Payload for the k8s resource to be updated

options.ns

Namespace to look into, it should not be specified for cluster-scoped resources.

options.name

Resource name to be updated.

options.path

Appends as subpath if provided

options.queryParams

The query parameters to be included in the URL.

k8sPatchResource

It patches any resource in the cluster, based on provided options. When a client needs to perform the partial update, they can use k8sPatch. Alternatively can use k8sUpdate to replace an existing resource entirely. See Data Tracker for more. It returns a promise that resolves to the response of the resource patched. In case of failure promise gets rejected with HTTP error response.

Parameter NameDescription

options

Which are passed as key-value pairs in the map.

options.model

k8s model

options.resource

The resource to be patched.

options.data

Only the data to be patched on existing resource with the operation, path, and value.

options.path

Appends as subpath if provided.

options.queryParams

The query parameters to be included in the URL.

k8sDeleteResource

It deletes resources from the cluster, based on the provided model, resource. The garbage collection works based on Foreground|Background can be configured with propagationPolicy property in provided model or passed in json. It returns a promise that resolves to the response of kind Status. In case of failure promise gets rejected with HTTP error response.

Example

kind: 'DeleteOptions', apiVersion: 'v1', propagationPolicy

Parameter NameDescription

options

Which are passed as key-value pair in the map.

options.model

k8s model

options.resource

The resource to be deleted.

options.path

Appends as subpath if provided

options.queryParams

The query parameters to be included in the URL.

options.requestInit

The fetch init object to use. This can have request headers, method, redirect, etc. See Interface RequestInit for more.

options.json

Can control garbage collection of resources explicitly if provided else will default to model’s "propagationPolicy".

k8sListResource

Lists the resources as an array in the cluster, based on provided options. It returns a promise that resolves to the response.

Parameter NameDescription

options

Which are passed as key-value pairs in the map

options.model

k8s model

options.queryParams

The query parameters to be included in the URL and can pass label selector’s as well with key "labelSelector".

options.requestInit

The fetch init object to use. This can have request headers, method, redirect, etc. See Interface RequestInit for more.

k8sListResourceItems

Same interface as k8sListResource but returns the sub items. It returns the apiVersion for the model, i.e., group/version.

getAPIVersionForModel

Provides apiVersion for a k8s model.

Parameter NameDescription

model

k8s model

getGroupVersionKindForResource

Provides a group, version, and kind for a resource. It returns the group, version, kind for the provided resource. If the resource does not have an API group, group "core" will be returned. If the resource has an invalid apiVersion, then it will throw an Error.

Parameter NameDescription

resource

k8s resource

getGroupVersionKindForModel

Provides a group, version, and kind for a k8s model. This returns the group, version, kind for the provided model. If the model does not have an apiGroup, group "core" will be returned.

Parameter NameDescription

model

k8s model

StatusPopupSection

Component that shows the status in a popup window. Helpful component for building console.dashboards/overview/health/resource extensions.

Example

  <StatusPopupSection
    firstColumn={
      <>
        <span>{title}</span>
        <span className="text-secondary">
          My Example Item
        </span>
      </>
    }
    secondColumn='Status'
  >

Parameter NameDescription

firstColumn

values for first column of popup

secondColumn

(optional) values for second column of popup

children

(optional) children for the popup

StatusPopupItem

Status element used in status popup; used in StatusPopupSection.

Example

<StatusPopupSection
   firstColumn='Example'
   secondColumn='Status'
>
   <StatusPopupItem icon={healthStateMapping[MCGMetrics.state]?.icon}>
      Complete
   </StatusPopupItem>
   <StatusPopupItem icon={healthStateMapping[RGWMetrics.state]?.icon}>
       Pending
   </StatusPopupItem>
</StatusPopupSection>

Parameter NameDescription

value

(optional) text value to display

icon

(optional) icon to display

children

child elements

Overview

Creates a wrapper component for a dashboard.

Example

    <Overview>
      <OverviewGrid mainCards={mainCards} leftCards={leftCards} rightCards={rightCards} />
    </Overview>

Parameter NameDescription

className

(optional) style class for div

children

(optional) elements of the dashboard

OverviewGrid

Creates a grid of card elements for a dashboard; used within Overview.

Example

    <Overview>
      <OverviewGrid mainCards={mainCards} leftCards={leftCards} rightCards={rightCards} />
    </Overview>

Parameter NameDescription

mainCards

cards for grid

leftCards

(optional) cards for left side of grid

rightCards

(optional) cards for right side of grid

InventoryItem

Creates an inventory card item.

Example

  return (
    <InventoryItem>
      <InventoryItemTitle>{title}</InventoryItemTitle>
      <InventoryItemBody error={loadError}>
        {loaded && <InventoryItemStatus count={workerNodes.length} icon={<MonitoringIcon />} />}
      </InventoryItemBody>
    </InventoryItem>
  )

Parameter NameDescription

children

elements to render inside the item

InventoryItemTitle

Creates a title for an inventory card item; used within InventoryItem.

Example

 return (
   <InventoryItem>
     <InventoryItemTitle>{title}</InventoryItemTitle>
     <InventoryItemBody error={loadError}>
       {loaded && <InventoryItemStatus count={workerNodes.length} icon={<MonitoringIcon />} />}
     </InventoryItemBody>
   </InventoryItem>
 )

Parameter NameDescription

children

elements to render inside the title

InventoryItemBody

Creates the body of an inventory card; used within InventoryCard and can be used with InventoryTitle.

Example

 return (
   <InventoryItem>
     <InventoryItemTitle>{title}</InventoryItemTitle>
     <InventoryItemBody error={loadError}>
       {loaded && <InventoryItemStatus count={workerNodes.length} icon={<MonitoringIcon />} />}
     </InventoryItemBody>
   </InventoryItem>
 )

Parameter NameDescription

children

elements to render inside the Inventory Card or title

error

elements of the div

InventoryItemStatus

Creates a count and icon for an inventory card with optional link address; used within InventoryItemBody

Example

 return (
   <InventoryItem>
     <InventoryItemTitle>{title}</InventoryItemTitle>
     <InventoryItemBody error={loadError}>
       {loaded && <InventoryItemStatus count={workerNodes.length} icon={<MonitoringIcon />} />}
     </InventoryItemBody>
   </InventoryItem>
 )

Parameter NameDescription

count

count for display

icon

icon for display

linkTo

(optional) link address

InventoryItemLoading

Creates a skeleton container for when an inventory card is loading; used with InventoryItem and related components

Example

if (loadError) {
   title = <Link to={workerNodesLink}>{t('Worker Nodes')}</Link>;
} else if (!loaded) {
  title = <><InventoryItemLoading /><Link to={workerNodesLink}>{t('Worker Nodes')}</Link></>;
}
return (
  <InventoryItem>
    <InventoryItemTitle>{title}</InventoryItemTitle>
  </InventoryItem>
)

useFlag

Hook that returns the given feature flag from FLAGS redux state. It returns the boolean value of the requested feature flag or undefined.

Parameter NameDescription

flag

The feature flag to return

YAMLEditor

A basic lazy loaded YAML editor with hover help and completion.

Example

<React.Suspense fallback={<LoadingBox />}>
  <YAMLEditor
    value={code}
  />
</React.Suspense>

Parameter NameDescription

value

String representing the yaml code to render.

options

Monaco editor options.

minHeight

Minimum editor height in valid CSS height values.

showShortcuts

Boolean to show shortcuts on top of the editor.

toolbarLinks

Array of ReactNode rendered on the toolbar links section on top of the editor.

onChange

Callback for on code change event.

onSave

Callback called when the command CTRL / CMD + S is triggered.

ref

React reference to { editor?: IStandaloneCodeEditor }. Using the editor property, you are able to access to all methods to control the editor.

ResourceYAMLEditor

A lazy loaded YAML editor for Kubernetes resources with hover help and completion. The component use the YAMLEditor and add on top of it more functionality likeresource update handling, alerts, save, cancel and reload buttons, accessibility and more. Unless onSave callback is provided, the resource update is automatically handled.It should be wrapped in a React.Suspense component.

Example

<React.Suspense fallback={<LoadingBox />}>
  <ResourceYAMLEditor
    initialResource={resource}
    header="Create resource"
    onSave={(content) => updateResource(content)}
  />
</React.Suspense>

Parameter NameDescription

initialResource

YAML/Object representing a resource to be shown by the editor. This prop is used only during the initial render

header

Add a header on top of the YAML editor

onSave

Callback for the Save button. Passing it will override the default update performed on the resource by the editor

ResourceEventStream

A component to show events related to a particular resource.

Example

const [resource, loaded, loadError] = useK8sWatchResource(clusterResource);
return <ResourceEventStream resource={resource} />

Parameter NameDescription

resource

An object whose related events should be shown.

usePrometheusPoll

Sets up a poll to Prometheus for a single query. It returns a tuple containing the query response, a boolean flag indicating whether the response has completed, and any errors encountered during the request or post-processing of the request.

Parameter NameDescription

{PrometheusEndpoint} props.endpoint

one of the PrometheusEndpoint (label, query, range, rules, targets)

{string} [props.query]

(optional) Prometheus query string. If empty or undefined, polling is not started.

{number} [props.delay]

(optional) polling delay interval (ms)

{number} [props.endTime]

(optional) for QUERY_RANGE enpoint, end of the query range

{number} [props.samples]

(optional) for QUERY_RANGE enpoint

{number} [options.timespan]

(optional) for QUERY_RANGE enpoint

{string} [options.namespace]

(optional) a search param to append

{string} [options.timeout]

(optional) a search param to append

Timestamp

A component to render timestamp. The timestamps are synchronized between invidual instances of the Timestamp component. The provided timestamp is formatted according to user locale.

Parameter NameDescription

timestamp

the timestamp to render. Format is expected to be ISO 8601 (used by Kubernetes), epoch timestamp, or an instance of a Date.

simple

render simple version of the component omitting icon and tooltip.

omitSuffix

formats the date ommiting the suffix.

className

additional class name for the component.

useModal

A hook to launch Modals.

Example

const context: AppPage: React.FC = () => {<br/> const [launchModal] = useModal();<br/> const onClick = () => launchModal(ModalComponent);<br/> return (<br/>   <Button onClick={onClick}>Launch a Modal</Button><br/> )<br/>}<br/>`

ActionServiceProvider

Component that allows to receive contributions from other plugins for the console.action/provider extension type.

Example

   const context: ActionContext = { 'a-context-id': { dataFromDynamicPlugin } };

   ...

   <ActionServiceProvider context={context}>
       {({ actions, options, loaded }) =>
         loaded && (
           <ActionMenu actions={actions} options={options} variant={ActionMenuVariant.DROPDOWN} />
         )
       }
   </ActionServiceProvider>

Parameter NameDescription

context

Object with contextId and optional plugin data

NamespaceBar

A component that renders a horizontal toolbar with a namespace dropdown menu in the leftmost position. Additional components can be passed in as children and will be rendered to the right of the namespace dropdown. This component is designed to be used at the top of the page. It should be used on pages where the user needs to be able to change the active namespace, such as on pages with k8s resources.

Example

   const logNamespaceChange = (namespace) => console.log(`New namespace: ${namespace}`);

   ...

   <NamespaceBar onNamespaceChange={logNamespaceChange}>
     <NamespaceBarApplicationSelector />
   </NamespaceBar>
   <Page>

     ...

Parameter NameDescription

onNamespaceChange

(optional) A function that is executed when a namespace option is selected. It accepts the new namespace in the form of a string as its only argument. The active namespace is updated automatically when an option is selected, but additional logic can be applied via this function. When the namespace is changed, the namespace parameter in the URL will be changed from the previous namespace to the newly selected namespace.

isDisabled

(optional) A boolean flag that disables the namespace dropdown if set to true. This option only applies to the namespace dropdown and has no effect on child components.

children

(optional) Additional elements to be rendered inside the toolbar to the right of the namespace dropdown.

ErrorBoundaryFallbackPage

Creates full page ErrorBoundaryFallbackPage component to display the "Oh no! Something went wrong." message along with the stack trace and other helpful debugging information. This is to be used inconjunction with an component.

Example

//in ErrorBoundary component
 return (
   if (this.state.hasError) {
     return <ErrorBoundaryFallbackPage errorMessage={errorString} componentStack={componentStackString}
      stack={stackTraceString} title={errorString}/>;
   }

   return this.props.children;
)

Parameter NameDescription

errorMessage

text description of the error message

componentStack

component trace of the exception

stack

stack trace of the exception

title

title to render as the header of the error boundary page

PerspectiveContext

Deprecated: Use the provided usePerspectiveContext instead. Creates the perspective context.

Parameter NameDescription

PerspectiveContextType

object with active perspective and setter

useAccessReviewAllowed

Deprecated: Use useAccessReview from @console/dynamic-plugin-sdk instead. Hook that provides allowed status about user access to a given resource. It returns the isAllowed boolean value.

Parameter NameDescription

resourceAttributes

resource attributes for access review

impersonate

impersonation details

useSafetyFirst

Deprecated: This hook is not related to console functionality. Hook that ensures a safe asynchronnous setting of React state in case a given component could be unmounted. It returns an array with a pair of state value and its set function.

Parameter NameDescription

initialState

initial state value

7.5.3. Troubleshooting your dynamic plugin

Refer to this list of troubleshooting tips if you run into issues loading your plugin.

  • Verify that you have enabled your plugin in the console Operator configuration and your plugin name is the output by running the following command:

    $ oc get console.operator.openshift.io cluster -o jsonpath='{.spec.plugins}'
    • Verify the enabled plugins on the status card of the Overview page in the Administrator perspective. You must refresh your browser if the plugin was recently enabled.
  • Verify your plugin service is healthy by:

    • Verifying your plugin pod status is running and your containers are ready.
    • Verifying the service label selector matches the pod and the target port is correct.
    • Curl the plugin-manifest.json from the service in a terminal on the console pod or another pod on the cluster.
  • Verify your ConsolePlugin resource name (consolePlugin.name) matches the plugin name used in package.json.
  • Verify your service name, namespace, port, and path are declared correctly in the ConsolePlugin resource.
  • Verify your plugin service uses HTTPS and service serving certificates.
  • Verify any certificates or connection errors in the console pod logs.
  • Verify the feature flag your plugin relys on is not disabled.
  • Verify your plugin does not have any consolePlugin.dependencies in package.json that are not met.

    • This can include console version dependencies or dependencies on other plugins. Filter the JS console in your browser for your plugin’s name to see messages that are logged.
  • Verify there are no typos in the nav extension perspective or section IDs.

    • Your plugin may be loaded, but nav items missing if IDs are incorrect. Try navigating to a plugin page directly by editing the URL.
  • Verify there are no network policies that are blocking traffic from the console pod to your plugin service.

    • If necessary, adjust network policies to allow console pods in the openshift-console namespace to make requests to your service.
  • Verify the list of dynamic plugins to be loaded in your browser in the Console tab of the developer tools browser.

    • Evaluate window.SERVER_FLAGS.consolePlugins to see the dynamic plugin on the Console frontend.

Chapter 8. Web terminal

8.1. Installing the web terminal

You can install the web terminal by using the Web Terminal Operator listed in the OpenShift Container Platform OperatorHub. When you install the Web Terminal Operator, the custom resource definitions (CRDs) that are required for the command line configuration, such as the DevWorkspace CRD, are automatically installed. The web console creates the required resources when you open the web terminal.

Prerequisites

  • You are logged into the OpenShift Container Platform web console.
  • You have cluster administrator permissions.

Procedure

  1. In the Administrator perspective of the web console, navigate to Operators → OperatorHub.
  2. Use the Filter by keyword box to search for the Web Terminal Operator in the catalog, and then click the Web Terminal tile.
  3. Read the brief description about the Operator on the Web Terminal page, and then click Install.
  4. On the Install Operator page, retain the default values for all fields.

    • The fast option in the Update Channel menu enables installation of the latest release of the Web Terminal Operator.
    • The All namespaces on the cluster option in the Installation Mode menu enables the Operator to watch and be available to all namespaces in the cluster.
    • The openshift-operators option in the Installed Namespace menu installs the Operator in the default openshift-operators namespace.
    • The Automatic option in the Approval Strategy menu ensures that the future upgrades to the Operator are handled automatically by the Operator Lifecycle Manager.
  5. Click Install.
  6. In the Installed Operators page, click the View Operator to verify that the Operator is listed on the Installed Operators page.

    Note

    The Web Terminal Operator installs the DevWorkspace Operator as a dependency.

  7. After the Operator is installed, refresh your page to see the command line terminal icon ( odc wto icon ) in the masthead of the console.

8.2. Configuring the web terminal

You can configure timeout and image settings for the web terminal for your current session.

8.2.1. Configuring the web terminal timeout for a session

You can change the default timeout period for the web terminal for your current session.

Prerequisites

  • You have access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster that has the Web Terminal Operator installed.
  • You are logged into the web console.

Procedure

  1. Click the web terminal icon ( odc wto icon ).
  2. Optional: Set the web terminal timeout for the current session:

    1. Click Timeout.
    2. In the field that appears, enter the timeout value.
    3. From the drop-down list, select a timeout interval of Seconds, Minutes, Hours, or Milliseconds.
  3. Optional: Select a custom image for the web terminal to use.

    1. Click Image.
    2. In the field that appears, enter the URL of the image that you want to use.
  4. Click Start to begin a terminal instance using the specified timeout setting.

8.2.2. Configuring the web terminal image for a session

You can change the default image for the web terminal for your current session.

Prerequisites

  • You have access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster that has the Web Terminal Operator installed.
  • You are logged into the web console.

Procedure

  1. Click the web terminal icon ( odc wto icon ).
  2. Click Image to display advanced configuration options for the web terminal image.
  3. Enter the URL of the image that you want to use.
  4. Click Start to begin a terminal instance using the specified image setting.

8.3. Using the web terminal

You can launch an embedded command line terminal instance in the web console. This terminal instance is preinstalled with common CLI tools for interacting with the cluster, such as oc, kubectl,odo, kn, tkn, helm, and subctl. It also has the context of the project you are working on and automatically logs you in using your credentials.

8.3.1. Accessing the web terminal

After the Web Terminal Operator is installed, you can access the web terminal. After the web terminal is initialized, you can use the preinstalled CLI tools like oc, kubectl, odo, kn, tkn, helm, and subctl in the web terminal. You can re-run commands by selecting them from the list of commands you have run in the terminal. These commands persist across multiple terminal sessions. The web terminal remains open until you close it or until you close the browser window or tab.

Prerequisites

  • You have access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster and are logged into the web console.
  • The Web Terminal Operator is installed on your cluster.

Procedure

  1. To launch the web terminal, click the command line terminal icon ( odc wto icon ) in the masthead of the console. A web terminal instance is displayed in the Command line terminal pane. This instance is automatically logged in with your credentials.
  2. If a project has not been selected in the current session, select the project where the DevWorkspace CR must be created from the Project drop-down list. By default, the current project is selected.

    Note
    • The DevWorkspace CR is created only if it does not already exist.
    • The openshift-terminal project is the default project used for cluster administrators. They do not have the option to choose another project. The Web Terminal Operator installs the DevWorkspace Operator as a dependency.
  3. Optional: Set the web terminal timeout for the current session:

    1. Click Timeout.
    2. In the field that appears, enter the timeout value.
    3. From the drop-down list, select a timeout interval of Seconds, Minutes, Hours, or Milliseconds.
  4. Optional: Select a custom image for the web terminal to use.

    1. Click Image.
    2. In the field that appears, enter the URL of the image that you want to use.
  5. Click Start to initialize the web terminal using the selected project.
  6. Click + to open multiple tabs within the web terminal in the console.

8.4. Troubleshooting the web terminal

8.4.1. Web terminal and network policies

The web terminal might fail to launch if the cluster has network policies configured. To initialize a web terminal instance, the Web Terminal Operator must communicate with the web terminal’s pod to verify it is running, and the OpenShift Container Platform web console needs to send information to automatically log in to the cluster within the terminal. If either step fails, the web terminal fails to initialize and the terminal panel appears to be in a loading state.

To avoid this issue, ensure that the network policies for namespaces that are used for terminals allow ingress from the openshift-console and openshift-operators namespaces.

8.5. Uninstalling the web terminal

Uninstalling the Web Terminal Operator does not remove any of the custom resource definitions (CRDs) or managed resources that are created when the Operator is installed. For security purposes, you must manually uninstall these components. By removing these components, you save cluster resources because terminals do not idle when the Operator is uninstalled.

Uninstalling the web terminal is a two-step process:

  1. Uninstall the Web Terminal Operator and related custom resources (CRs) that were added when you installed the Operator.
  2. Uninstall the DevWorkspace Operator and its related custom resources that were added as a dependency of the Web Terminal Operator.

8.5.1. Removing the Web Terminal Operator

You can uninstall the web terminal by removing the Web Terminal Operator and custom resources used by the Operator.

Prerequisites

  • You have access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster with cluster administrator permissions.
  • You have installed the oc CLI.

Procedure

  1. In the Administrator perspective of the web console, navigate to Operators → Installed Operators.
  2. Scroll the filter list or type a keyword into the Filter by name box to find the Web Terminal Operator.
  3. Click the Options menu kebab for the Web Terminal Operator, and then select Uninstall Operator.
  4. In the Uninstall Operator confirmation dialog box, click Uninstall to remove the Operator, Operator deployments, and pods from the cluster. The Operator stops running and no longer receives updates.

8.5.2. Removing the DevWorkspace Operator

To completely uninstall the web terminal, you must also remove the DevWorkspace Operator and custom resources used by the Operator.

Important

The DevWorkspace Operator is a standalone Operator and may be required as a dependency for other Operators installed in the cluster. Follow the steps below only if you are sure that the DevWorkspace Operator is no longer needed.

Prerequisites

  • You have access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster with cluster administrator permissions.
  • You have installed the oc CLI.

Procedure

  1. Remove the DevWorkspace custom resources used by the Operator, along with any related Kubernetes objects:

    $ oc delete devworkspaces.workspace.devfile.io --all-namespaces --all --wait
    $ oc delete devworkspaceroutings.controller.devfile.io --all-namespaces --all --wait
    Warning

    If this step is not complete, finalizers make it difficult to fully uninstall the Operator.

  2. Remove the CRDs used by the Operator:

    Warning

    The DevWorkspace Operator provides custom resource definitions (CRDs) that use conversion webhooks. Failing to remove these CRDs can cause issues in the cluster.

    $ oc delete customresourcedefinitions.apiextensions.k8s.io devworkspaceroutings.controller.devfile.io
    $ oc delete customresourcedefinitions.apiextensions.k8s.io devworkspaces.workspace.devfile.io
    $ oc delete customresourcedefinitions.apiextensions.k8s.io devworkspacetemplates.workspace.devfile.io
    $ oc delete customresourcedefinitions.apiextensions.k8s.io devworkspaceoperatorconfigs.controller.devfile.io
  3. Verify that all involved custom resource definitions are removed. The following command should not display any output:

    $ oc get customresourcedefinitions.apiextensions.k8s.io | grep "devfile.io"
  4. Remove the devworkspace-webhook-server deployment, mutating, and validating webhooks:

    $ oc delete deployment/devworkspace-webhook-server -n openshift-operators
    $ oc delete mutatingwebhookconfigurations controller.devfile.io
    $ oc delete validatingwebhookconfigurations controller.devfile.io
    Note

    If you remove the devworkspace-webhook-server deployment without removing the mutating and validating webhooks, you can not use oc exec commands to run commands in a container in the cluster. After you remove the webhooks you can use the oc exec commands again.

  5. Remove any remaining services, secrets, and config maps. Depending on the installation, some resources included in the following commands may not exist in the cluster.

    $ oc delete all --selector app.kubernetes.io/part-of=devworkspace-operator,app.kubernetes.io/name=devworkspace-webhook-server -n openshift-operators
    $ oc delete serviceaccounts devworkspace-webhook-server -n openshift-operators
    $ oc delete clusterrole devworkspace-webhook-server
    $ oc delete clusterrolebinding devworkspace-webhook-server
  6. Uninstall the DevWorkspace Operator:

    1. In the Administrator perspective of the web console, navigate to Operators → Installed Operators.
    2. Scroll the filter list or type a keyword into the Filter by name box to find the DevWorkspace Operator.
    3. Click the Options menu kebab for the Operator, and then select Uninstall Operator.
    4. In the Uninstall Operator confirmation dialog box, click Uninstall to remove the Operator, Operator deployments, and pods from the cluster. The Operator stops running and no longer receives updates.

Chapter 9. Disabling the web console in OpenShift Container Platform

You can disable the OpenShift Container Platform web console.

9.1. Prerequisites

  • Deploy an OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

9.2. Disabling the web console

You can disable the web console by editing the consoles.operator.openshift.io resource.

  • Edit the consoles.operator.openshift.io resource:

    $ oc edit consoles.operator.openshift.io cluster

    The following example displays the parameters from this resource that you can modify:

    apiVersion: operator.openshift.io/v1
    kind: Console
    metadata:
      name: cluster
    spec:
      managementState: Removed 1
    1
    Set the managementState parameter value to Removed to disable the web console. The other valid values for this parameter are Managed, which enables the console under the cluster’s control, and Unmanaged, which means that you are taking control of web console management.

Chapter 10. Creating quick start tutorials in the web console

If you are creating quick start tutorials for the OpenShift Container Platform web console, follow these guidelines to maintain a consistent user experience across all quick starts.

10.1. Understanding quick starts

A quick start is a guided tutorial with user tasks. In the web console, you can access quick starts under the Help menu. They are especially useful for getting oriented with an application, Operator, or other product offering.

A quick start primarily consists of tasks and steps. Each task has multiple steps, and each quick start has multiple tasks. For example:

  • Task 1

    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
  • Task 2

    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
  • Task 3

    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3

10.2. Quick start user workflow

When you interact with an existing quick start tutorial, this is the expected workflow experience:

  1. In the Administrator or Developer perspective, click the Help icon and select Quick Starts.
  2. Click a quick start card.
  3. In the panel that appears, click Start.
  4. Complete the on-screen instructions, then click Next.
  5. In the Check your work module that appears, answer the question to confirm that you successfully completed the task.

    1. If you select Yes, click Next to continue to the next task.
    2. If you select No, repeat the task instructions and check your work again.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 6 above to complete the remaining tasks in the quick start.
  7. After completing the final task, click Close to close the quick start.

10.3. Quick start components

A quick start consists of the following sections:

  • Card: The catalog tile that provides the basic information of the quick start, including title, description, time commitment, and completion status
  • Introduction: A brief overview of the goal and tasks of the quick start
  • Task headings: Hyper-linked titles for each task in the quick start
  • Check your work module: A module for a user to confirm that they completed a task successfully before advancing to the next task in the quick start
  • Hints: An animation to help users identify specific areas of the product
  • Buttons

    • Next and back buttons: Buttons for navigating the steps and modules within each task of a quick start
    • Final screen buttons: Buttons for closing the quick start, going back to previous tasks within the quick start, and viewing all quick starts

The main content area of a quick start includes the following sections:

  • Card copy
  • Introduction
  • Task steps
  • Modals and in-app messaging
  • Check your work module

10.4. Contributing quick starts

OpenShift Container Platform introduces the quick start custom resource, which is defined by a ConsoleQuickStart object. Operators and administrators can use this resource to contribute quick starts to the cluster.

Prerequisites

  • You must have cluster administrator privileges.

Procedure

  1. To create a new quick start, run:

    $ oc get -o yaml consolequickstart spring-with-s2i > my-quick-start.yaml
  2. Run:

    $ oc create -f my-quick-start.yaml
  3. Update the YAML file using the guidance outlined in this documentation.
  4. Save your edits.

10.4.1. Viewing the quick start API documentation

Procedure

  • To see the quick start API documentation, run:

    $ oc explain consolequickstarts

Run oc explain -h for more information about oc explain usage.

10.4.2. Mapping the elements in the quick start to the quick start CR

This section helps you visually map parts of the quick start custom resource (CR) with where they appear in the quick start within the web console.

10.4.2.1. conclusion element

Viewing the conclusion element in the YAML file

...
summary:
  failed: Try the steps again.
  success: Your Spring application is running.
title: Run the Spring application
conclusion: >-
  Your Spring application is deployed and ready. 1

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conclusion text

Viewing the conclusion element in the web console

The conclusion appears in the last section of the quick start.

quick start conclusion in the web console

10.4.2.2. description element

Viewing the description element in the YAML file

apiVersion: console.openshift.io/v1
kind: ConsoleQuickStart
metadata:
  name: spring-with-s2i
spec:
  description: 'Import a Spring Application from git, build, and deploy it onto OpenShift.' 1
...

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description text

Viewing the description element in the web console

The description appears on the introductory tile of the quick start on the Quick Starts page.

quick start description in the web console

10.4.2.3. displayName element

Viewing the displayName element in the YAML file

apiVersion: console.openshift.io/v1
kind: ConsoleQuickStart
metadata:
  name: spring-with-s2i
spec:
  description: 'Import a Spring Application from git, build, and deploy it onto OpenShift.'
  displayName: Get started with Spring 1
  durationMinutes: 10

1
displayName text.

Viewing the displayName element in the web console

The display name appears on the introductory tile of the quick start on the Quick Starts page.

quick start display name in the web console

10.4.2.4. durationMinutes element

Viewing the durationMinutes element in the YAML file

apiVersion: console.openshift.io/v1
kind: ConsoleQuickStart
metadata:
  name: spring-with-s2i
spec:
  description: 'Import a Spring Application from git, build, and deploy it onto OpenShift.'
  displayName: Get started with Spring
  durationMinutes: 10 1

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durationMinutes value, in minutes. This value defines how long the quick start should take to complete.

Viewing the durationMinutes element in the web console

The duration minutes element appears on the introductory tile of the quick start on the Quick Starts page.

quick start durationMinutes element in the web console

10.4.2.5. icon element

Viewing the icon element in the YAML file

...
spec:
  description: 'Import a Spring Application from git, build, and deploy it onto OpenShift.'
  displayName: Get started with Spring
  durationMinutes: 10
  icon: >-   1
    data:image/svg+xml;base64,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
...

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The icon defined as a base64 value.

Viewing the icon element in the web console

The icon appears on the introductory tile of the quick start on the Quick Starts page.

quick start icon element in the web console

10.4.2.6. introduction element

Viewing the introduction element in the YAML file

...
  introduction: >- 1
    **Spring** is a Java framework for building applications based on a distributed microservices architecture.

    - Spring enables easy packaging and configuration of Spring applications into a self-contained executable application which can be easily deployed as a container to OpenShift.

    - Spring applications can integrate OpenShift capabilities to provide a natural "Spring on OpenShift" developer experience for both existing and net-new Spring applications. For example:

    - Externalized configuration using Kubernetes ConfigMaps and integration with Spring Cloud Kubernetes

    - Service discovery using Kubernetes Services

    - Load balancing with Replication Controllers

    - Kubernetes health probes and integration with Spring Actuator

    - Metrics: Prometheus, Grafana, and integration with Spring Cloud Sleuth

    - Distributed tracing with Istio & Jaeger tracing

    - Developer tooling through Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat CodeReady developer tooling to quickly scaffold new Spring projects, gain access to familiar Spring APIs in your favorite IDE, and deploy to Red Hat OpenShift
...

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The introduction introduces the quick start and lists the tasks within it.

Viewing the introduction element in the web console

After clicking a quick start card, a side panel slides in that introduces the quick start and lists the tasks within it.

quick start introduction element in the web console

10.4.3. Adding a custom icon to a quick start

A default icon is provided for all quick starts. You can provide your own custom icon.

Procedure

  1. Find the .svg file that you want to use as your custom icon.
  2. Use an online tool to convert the text to base64.
  3. In the YAML file, add icon: >-, then on the next line include data:image/svg+xml;base64 followed by the output from the base64 conversion. For example:

    icon: >-
       data:image/svg+xml;base64,PHN2ZyB4bWxucz0iaHR0cDovL3d3dy53My5vcmcvMjAwMC9zdmciIHJvbGU9ImltZyIgdmlld.

10.4.4. Limiting access to a quick start

Not all quick starts should be available for everyone. The accessReviewResources section of the YAML file provides the ability to limit access to the quick start.

To only allow the user to access the quick start if they have the ability to create HelmChartRepository resources, use the following configuration:

accessReviewResources:
  - group: helm.openshift.io
    resource: helmchartrepositories
    verb: create

To only allow the user to access the quick start if they have the ability to list Operator groups and package manifests, thus ability to install Operators, use the following configuration:

accessReviewResources:
  - group: operators.coreos.com
    resource: operatorgroups
    verb: list
  - group: packages.operators.coreos.com
    resource: packagemanifests
    verb: list

10.4.5. Linking to other quick starts

Procedure

  • In the nextQuickStart section of the YAML file, provide the name, not the displayName, of the quick start to which you want to link. For example:

    nextQuickStart:
      - add-healthchecks

10.4.6. Supported tags for quick starts

Write your quick start content in markdown using these tags. The markdown is converted to HTML.

TagDescription

'b',

Defines bold text.

'img',

Embeds an image.

'i',

Defines italic text.

'strike',

Defines strike-through text.

's',

Defines smaller text

'del',

Defines smaller text.

'em',

Defines emphasized text.

'strong',

Defines important text.

'a',

Defines an anchor tag.

'p',

Defines paragraph text.

'h1',

Defines a level 1 heading.

'h2',

Defines a level 2 heading.

'h3',

Defines a level 3 heading.

'h4',

Defines a level 4 heading.

'ul',

Defines an unordered list.

'ol',

Defines an ordered list.

'li',

Defines a list item.

'code',

Defines a text as code.

'pre',

Defines a block of preformatted text.

'button',

Defines a button in text.

10.4.7. Quick start highlighting markdown reference

The highlighting, or hint, feature enables Quick Starts to contain a link that can highlight and animate a component of the web console.

The markdown syntax contains:

  • Bracketed link text
  • The highlight keyword, followed by the ID of the element that you want to animate

10.4.7.1. Perspective switcher

[Perspective switcher]{{highlight qs-perspective-switcher}}

10.4.7.2. Administrator perspective navigation links

[Home]{{highlight qs-nav-home}}
[Operators]{{highlight qs-nav-operators}}
[Workloads]{{highlight qs-nav-workloads}}
[Serverless]{{highlight qs-nav-serverless}}
[Networking]{{highlight qs-nav-networking}}
[Storage]{{highlight qs-nav-storage}}
[Service catalog]{{highlight qs-nav-servicecatalog}}
[Compute]{{highlight qs-nav-compute}}
[User management]{{highlight qs-nav-usermanagement}}
[Administration]{{highlight qs-nav-administration}}

10.4.7.3. Developer perspective navigation links

[Add]{{highlight qs-nav-add}}
[Topology]{{highlight qs-nav-topology}}
[Search]{{highlight qs-nav-search}}
[Project]{{highlight qs-nav-project}}
[Helm]{{highlight qs-nav-helm}}

10.4.7.4. Common navigation links

[Builds]{{highlight qs-nav-builds}}
[Pipelines]{{highlight qs-nav-pipelines}}
[Monitoring]{{highlight qs-nav-monitoring}}

10.4.8. Code snippet markdown reference

You can execute a CLI code snippet when it is included in a quick start from the web console. To use this feature, you must first install the Web Terminal Operator. The web terminal and code snippet actions that execute in the web terminal are not present if you do not install the Web Terminal Operator. Alternatively, you can copy a code snippet to the clipboard regardless of whether you have the Web Terminal Operator installed or not.

10.4.8.1. Syntax for inline code snippets

`code block`{{copy}}
`code block`{{execute}}
Note

If the execute syntax is used, the Copy to clipboard action is present whether you have the Web Terminal Operator installed or not.

10.4.8.2. Syntax for multi-line code snippets

```
multi line code block
```{{copy}}

```
multi line code block
```{{execute}}

10.5. Quick start content guidelines

10.5.1. Card copy

You can customize the title and description on a quick start card, but you cannot customize the status.

  • Keep your description to one to two sentences.
  • Start with a verb and communicate the goal of the user. Correct example:

    Create a serverless application.

10.5.2. Introduction

After clicking a quick start card, a side panel slides in that introduces the quick start and lists the tasks within it.

  • Make your introduction content clear, concise, informative, and friendly.
  • State the outcome of the quick start. A user should understand the purpose of the quick start before they begin.
  • Give action to the user, not the quick start.

    • Correct example:

      In this quick start, you will deploy a sample application to {product-title}.
    • Incorrect example:

      This quick start shows you how to deploy a sample application to {product-title}.
  • The introduction should be a maximum of four to five sentences, depending on the complexity of the feature. A long introduction can overwhelm the user.
  • List the quick start tasks after the introduction content, and start each task with a verb. Do not specify the number of tasks because the copy would need to be updated every time a task is added or removed.

    • Correct example:

      Tasks to complete: Create a serverless application; Connect an event source; Force a new revision
    • Incorrect example:

      You will complete these 3 tasks: Creating a serverless application; Connecting an event source; Forcing a new revision

10.5.3. Task steps

After the user clicks Start, a series of steps appears that they must perform to complete the quick start.

Follow these general guidelines when writing task steps:

  • Use "Click" for buttons and labels. Use "Select" for checkboxes, radio buttons, and drop-down menus.
  • Use "Click" instead of "Click on"

    • Correct example:

      Click OK.
    • Incorrect example:

      Click on the OK button.
  • Tell users how to navigate between Administrator and Developer perspectives. Even if you think a user might already be in the appropriate perspective, give them instructions on how to get there so that they are definitely where they need to be.

    Examples:

    Enter the Developer perspective: In the main navigation, click the dropdown menu and select Developer.
    Enter the Administrator perspective: In the main navigation, click the dropdown menu and select Admin.
  • Use the "Location, action" structure. Tell a user where to go before telling them what to do.

    • Correct example:

      In the node.js deployment, hover over the icon.
    • Incorrect example:

      Hover over the icon in the node.js deployment.
  • Keep your product terminology capitalization consistent.
  • If you must specify a menu type or list as a dropdown, write "dropdown” as one word without a hyphen.
  • Clearly distinguish between a user action and additional information on product functionality.

    • User action:

      Change the time range of the dashboard by clicking the dropdown menu and selecting time range.
    • Additional information:

      To look at data in a specific time frame, you can change the time range of the dashboard.
  • Avoid directional language, like "In the top-right corner, click the icon". Directional language becomes outdated every time UI layouts change. Also, a direction for desktop users might not be accurate for users with a different screen size. Instead, identify something using its name.

    • Correct example:

      In the navigation menu, click Settings.
    • Incorrect example:

      In the left-hand menu, click Settings.
  • Do not identify items by color alone, like "Click the gray circle". Color identifiers are not useful for sight-limited users, especially colorblind users. Instead, identify an item using its name or copy, like button copy.

    • Correct example:

      The success message indicates a connection.
    • Incorrect example:

      The message with a green icon indicates a connection.
  • Use the second-person point of view, you, consistently:

    • Correct example:

      Set up your environment.
    • Incorrect example:

      Let's set up our environment.

10.5.4. Check your work module

  • After a user completes a step, a Check your work module appears. This module prompts the user to answer a yes or no question about the step results, which gives them the opportunity to review their work. For this module, you only need to write a single yes or no question.

    • If the user answers Yes, a check mark will appear.
    • If the user answers No, an error message appears with a link to relevant documentation, if necessary. The user then has the opportunity to go back and try again.

10.5.5. Formatting UI elements

Format UI elements using these guidelines:

  • Copy for buttons, dropdowns, tabs, fields, and other UI controls: Write the copy as it appears in the UI and bold it.
  • All other UI elements—including page, window, and panel names: Write the copy as it appears in the UI and bold it.
  • Code or user-entered text: Use monospaced font.
  • Hints: If a hint to a navigation or masthead element is included, style the text as you would a link.
  • CLI commands: Use monospaced font.
  • In running text, use a bold, monospaced font for a command.
  • If a parameter or option is a variable value, use an italic monospaced font.
  • Use a bold, monospaced font for the parameter and a monospaced font for the option.

10.6. Additional resources

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