Web UI

The Sensu backend includes the Sensu web UI: a unified view of your events, entities, and checks with user-friendly tools to reduce alert fatigue.

COMMERCIAL FEATURE: Access the Sensu web UI homepage (shown below) in the packaged Sensu Go distribution. For more information, read Get started with commercial features.

The web UI homepage provides a high-level overview of the overall health of the systems under Sensu’s management, with a summary of active incidents, the number of incidents by severity, the types of entities under management, and the numbers of entities and incidents per namespace.

Sensu web UI homepage

Access the web UI

After you start the Sensu backend, you can access the web UI in your browser by visiting http://localhost:3000.

NOTE: You may need to replace localhost with the hostname or IP address where the Sensu backend is running.

Sign in to the web UI

Sign in to the web UI with the username and password you used to configure sensuctl.

The web UI uses your username and password to obtain access and refresh tokens via the Sensu authentication API. The access and refresh tokens are JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) that Sensu issues to record the details of users’ authenticated Sensu sessions. The backend digitally signs these tokens, and the tokens can’t be changed without invalidating the signature. The access and refresh tokens are saved in your browser’s local storage.

The web UI complies with Sensu role-based access control (RBAC), so individual users can view information according to their access configurations. Read the RBAC reference for default user credentials and instructions for creating new users.

Change web UI themes

Use the preferences menu to change the theme or switch to the dark theme.