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Getting started with administration

The settings menu

Administrative tasks for Data Hub can be executed via links displayed in the Settings tab. Displayed sections depend on the current user's security profile; most sections are available only to administrators.


Adjusting Data Hub settings impacts application behavior. If you have any questions, contact your account manager or partner before changing these settings.

You can open the Settings tab by clicking the Settings button.


The items visible on the Settings tab depend on your role. Only System Administrators will see all the items below.

The following list describes the links in each page section.


  • My Profile - Update organization and profile information for the current user.

  • User Profiles - View counts of current user profiles, and details of each profile. Delete any current user profile.

  • Run As - Test the security settings for a specific user.


  • Users and Groups - For the global policy and for each organization, assign users and groups to roles.

  • Roles - View, edit and create roles for both specific organizations and global roles. Assign permissions to roles.


  • Licenses - Specify license keys, upload licenses, and view current license details. For more information, see About Data Hub Licensing.

  • Data Gateways - View, create and download data gateways from a list. For more information, see Using Data Gateways.

Application Settings

  • Application - For on-premises installations, specify the number of settings that control the appearance, behavior, and performance of the application.

  • Map - Make custom maps available to format Data Hub map charts.

  • Authentication - Specify your authentication method. You can choose from several options.

  • Appearance - Change the look of your application.


  • Organizations - For on-premises installations view a list of organizations. Also, add and delete organizations.


  • Database Connection - For on-premises installations, connect the application to an existing database (that is different than the one currently being used) or create a new database.

  • Background Tasks - View and manage background tasks.

  • Web Farm - For on-premises installations view and manage web farm settings.

  • Diagnostics - For on-premises installations, view system information for diagnostic purposes.

  • Application Log - For on-premises installations, access application log files and specify corresponding settings.

  • API Integration - Add, edit and delete API's for applications.