Learn how to manage your passwords and preferences.

You manage your Wavefront account from the gear icon in the top right corner. From there, all users can manage passwords and configure preferences. Users in a multi-tenant environment who have been invited to more than one tenant can also switch tenants from the gear icon.

Manage Your Password

You can change your password. You can reset a forgotten password if your account is managed by Wavefront, for example, during a trial.

Change 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.
  3. Click the User Information tab, click the Change Password link, and make the change.

Reset a Forgotten Password

To reset a forgotten password:

  1. Browse to your Wavefront instance URL and click the Forgot Password link.
  2. Follow the prompts to reset the password.

Configure User Preferences

In your user profile, you can configure several preferences, for example, select our dark theme or chart title size.

  1. Click the gear icon on the task bar and select your username.
  2. Click the User Information tab and make changes as needed.

Switch Between UI Versions

If your environment has been set up to offer the v2 UI option, you can easily switch between UI versions.

  1. Click the gear icon on the task bar and select your username.
  2. Select the UI Version that you want to work in.

    select UI version

Speed up Chart Display with the Chart Sampling Preference

Wavefront is very fast, but sometimes it’s not necessary for the user to wait for thousands of series to be rendered.

Starting with release 2019.38, you can limit the number of time series to 100 for new charts by changing the Sampling default in your preferences.

sampling preference

Examine Groups, Roles, and Permissions

If you can’t perform a certain task, it’s possible that you don’t have permissions.

  • Wavefront administrators usually create roles, which are sets of permissions, and assign one or more roles to a group.
  • Administrators can assign roles or permissions explicitly to individual users.

Permissions are additive:

  • If you belong to a group with 2 roles, you get the permissions from both roles.
  • If you belong to 2 groups, you get the permissions from combined roles.
  • If permissions or roles were assigned to you explicitly, you get those as well.

You can check the permissions you have and see which groups you belong to.

  1. Click the gear icon on the task bar and select your username.
  2. Click the Groups, Roles & Permissions tab to display the permissions you have and why you have them. groups and permissions

  3. Hover over any group to see the permissions you have from this group. The permissions come from roles assigned to the group.

Note: Even if you have Dashboard or Alert permission, it’s possible that you can’t modify a dashboard or an alert. This happens if access is restricted explicitly for that dashboard or alert. Ask the dashboard or alert creator to share the object with you.

Generate an API Token

Wavefront allows you to interact with your Wavefront instance using the Wavefront REST API. When you make an API call, you have to pass in a token, which you can generate from your account page.

  1. Click the gear icon on the task bar and select your username.
  2. Click the API Access tab and follow the instructions.