Learn how to manage your passwords and preferences.

Managing Your Password

Changing Your Password

To change your password:

  1. Log in to your Wavefront instance.
  2. Click the gear icon on the task bar and select your username. Your user profile displays.
    1. In the User Information section, click the Change Password link.
    2. Type the current password once and the new password twice.
    3. Click Save.

Resetting a Forgotten Password

To reset a forgotten password:

  1. Browse to your Wavefront instance URL.
  2. Click the Forgot Password link.
  3. Enter the email address associated with your Wavefront account.
  4. Click Send Password Recovery Email. Email containing a link to reset the password is sent to your account. The link associated with the reset password email expires after 24 hours. You will need to repeat steps 1-3 if you do not reset your password within that time frame.
  5. Open the reset password email and click the reset password link. You are directed back to your Wavefront instance where you can enter a new password.

Determining Assigned Permissions

Click the gear icon on the task bar and select your username. Your user profile displays. The Permissions section lists the permissions assigned to your account. To request additional permissions, contact a user with User Management permission.

Configuring Your Preferences

You configure can configure several preferences in your user profile.

  1. Click the gear icon on the task bar and select your username. Your user profile displays.
  2. In the User Information section you can set the following preferences:
    • Preferred time zone and time display.
    • Whether to use the dark theme in dashboards. The default theme displays charts with a white background. The dark theme displays charts with a dark background.
    • The default chart title size.
    • Whether to enable the Query Builder and whether to always open it.
    • The dashboard that displays after you log in or when you click the Wavefront logo. The default setting is the Tutorial: Introduction dashboard.
    • Whether to display the Getting Started tutorial.