This tutorial is part of the Getting Started with Talend Cloud series, and will introduce you to the Talend Management Console, an application allowing administrators to manage users and their roles within the Talend platform, as well as orchestrate project collaboration.

I can access my management console by first logging into my Talend Cloud portal. Within the console, I have five activity tabs listed to the left.

Adding users

Within Users, I have the ability to create new users and adjust the password policy.

Once I’ve added my new user, having provided their email, login credentials, and other professional information, selecting their name from the list will display their user details. It also lists the individual’s level of access or their roles and which groups she belongs to. These roles and the groups can be assigned within the next two tabs.

Creating groups

Assigning my users to a group within the management console will instantaneously reflect across the Talend platform. For instance, I can create a new group to exclusively include members whom I want to be able to view my newest preparation within Talend Data Preparation.

Once I’ve created the group, I can select which users I want to add to it. I’ll add a couple users and then click Save. Now, I can head to data preparation. With my new group created, I can enter the shared folder of my preparation and easily give access to all users within this group.

Assigning roles

Back in the management console, let’s check out the Roles tab. Assigning roles to users allows me to restrict or permit the level of access I want each user to have while using Talend tools.

For instance, within my data preparation roles, I can see the individuals who are assigned to be data preparers.

I can remove users or add new ones and this will automatically update the modified user’s level of access across the Talend platform.

Defining projects

We also have a Projects tab. The project tab is where we define a project and then point that to my own GIT repository, allowing my developers to share code in the Talend Studio.

Tracking subscriptions

And last but not least, I have a Subscription tab. It’s here I can track subscription information. Within my account information, I can find info like my ID and subscription expiry date. The license information works as a window, giving me the ability to see what my users are doing, how many are using cloud versus remote engines at this moment, how many are using studio or the integration cloud, and so on.

For more details, check out the complete Talend Cloud Management Console User Guide. For more on getting started with Talend Cloud, click through to the next tutorial to learn how to access on-premises applications from the cloud.