This topic covers the following features:

When you click Settings, Observe displays a window with additional options:

Default Workspace

Figure 1 - Settings


Click on the images to display additional details. Use the Previous button in your browser to return to the page.

Click Settings to display additional information:

  • Workspace Name

  • Workspace Settings

  • Switch workspace – move from the current Workspace to another Workspace.

  • Workspace theme – select a color for the interface.

Choose Workspace Settings to display additional options:

  • NAME AND ICON – Click the Pencil icon Pencil icon next to Default to change the name of the workspace. Choose the icon to display additional icons you can use in place of the default icon. To display a specific icon, enter the first few letters of the icon name. For example, enter the first four letters, tele, to display telescope icons in the search field.

Select icon

Figure 2 - Changing the icon


Use the Members panel to view a list of members on Observe. You can also add and manage members.

  • Members – add a member to your workspace. You can configure the member with one of the following roles:

    • Admin – provides writer permissions and can manage the entire workspace.

    • Writer – can read, modify, create, and delete any content.

    • Reader – cannot modify any datasets or worksheets.

Create temporary users by configuring an expiration date for them.


Select an expiration time from one day, one week, one month, six months, or up to a year. Select Never expires to create a permanent member. For security reasons, you should select the shortest time period for the user. You can extend it if the user needs more time on your instance.

To disable an active member, hover over the Trashcan icon Trashcan icon and then click Yes to confirm.

To delete an active member, disable the member first by clicking the Trashcan icon Trashcan icon and click Yes to confirm. Then click the Trashcan icon Trashcan icon again to delete the user and click Yes to confirm.

To disable or edit a member, hover over the Pencil icon Pencil icon next to the member to edit the member details or disable the member from Edit Member. Disabling a member does not destroy any of the member’s work.

If the list of members contains the status Invited, clicking the Trashcan icon Trashcan icon uninvites the member.

Edit Members

Figure 3 - List of members with accounts on Observe

After you click the Trashcan icon Trashcan icon, click Yes to confirm that you want to delete, disable, or uninvite the member.

Confirm uninviting a member

Figure 4 - Confirm uninviting a user

Resetting a Member’s Password

Workspace admins may reset a member’s password from the Members tab in Settings. Click the Pencil Pencil icon icon to edit the Member details, and then click Reset User Password at the bottom. Observe sends the Member an email that prompts them to choose a new password.

Reset a member password

Figure 5 - Resetting a Member’s Password

Acceleration Management

Use Acceleration Management to set and tune the freshness goal for your datasets. The Acceleration Management page displays the following information about your datasets:

  • Name - displays the name of the dataset with an icon to indicate the type of dataset, Event Stream or Resource.

  • Volume - displays updates per second.

  • Last Update - displays the last time the dataset updated.

  • Freshness Goal - displays how often Observe must update the dataset.

  • Effective Freshness - displays the current freshness of the dataset.

  • Acceleration Status - displays the current status of the dataset such as Accelerated or Backfill in progress.

  • Acceleration Range - displays the length of time to apply acceleration to the dataset.

  • Max Acceleration Range - displays the maximum length of time to accelerate the dataset. The default value is 32 days.

  • Transform Credit Usage(Last 24 hours) - displays the number of credits consumed to achieve the freshness goal.

  • Last Modified By - displays the name of the member who last modified the dataset.

  • Last Modified - displays the date of the last modification.

Acceleration Management interface

Figure 6 - Acceleration Management

For detailed information about using Acceleration Management, see Using Acceleration Management for Datasets


  • Datastreams – review the list of available datastreams or add a new one. If you add a new datastream, you must provide a token for it. You can create a new token if you don’t have a token. If you have a token, you can choose Find token and enter the Token id into the search field. You can also enable or disable datastreams.


Figure 7 - Available Datastreams details


Add apps to Observe for the following integrations:

  • AWS - track all of your resources across AWS services such as EC2, S3, ECS, ELB, Lambda, and more.

  • Azure - track all of your resources across Azure services such as Virtual Machines, Functions, AKS, and more.

  • GitHub - install to obtain administrative and operational insight into your GitHub organizations.

  • GitLab - install to obtain administrative and operational insight into your GitLab namespaces.

  • Host monitoring - add this app to obtain rapid insights and operational visibility for Linux and Windows hosts.

  • Jenkins - add this app to understand your Jenkins CI/CD pipeline. You can monitor your Jenkins jobs, builds, nodes, and agents.

  • Kubernetes - install Kubernetes, an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

  • MySQL - monitor the health of your MySQL Database instances.

  • Node Exporter - add this app to monitor your node health and performance with the Prometheus Node Exporter.

  • Observe Usage reporting - install this app to monitor your usage on Observe. This appears as the Usage Dashboard.

  • OpenTelemetry - monitor application performance using OTEL spans and traces.

  • OpenWeather - learn how to access your data and create dashboards using this demo app. See the tutorial for more information.


Figure 8 - Observe Apps

Usage Dashboard

View a summary of Observe credit usage, including overall credit usage and credit usage by day. You can also share the worksheet. You must install the Observe Usage reporting app to view the dashboard.

You can view the following types of cards in the Summary section of the dashboard:

  • Total Credits Consumed

  • Daily Credit Usage by Kind

  • Credit Usage by Kind

  • Daily Active Users

  • Daily Storage Usage(compressed)

  • Daily Bytes Ingested(uncompressed)

There are more cards in additional sections of the Usage Dashboard.

To edit the dashboard, click the Pencil iconPencil icon, to open the Dashboard Definition panel.

Usage dashboard

Figure 9 - Usage Dashboard

For details about the Usage Dashboard, see Understanding the Usage Dashboard.

Account Settings

  • User information – displays the name and email address of the signed-in user.

  • Account settings – configure your Account settings:

    • Name – the login name of the user.

    • Default time zone – switch to another time zone.

    • Create a new password.

    • Role – the role assigned to the user.

    • User ID – ID assigned to the user.

Account settings

Figure 10 - Account settings details