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Console in action

What is Console

Pachyderm Console is a complete web UI for visualizing running pipelines and exploring your data. By clicking on individual pipeline segments, users can check their jobs' status, visualize their commits' content, access logs, and much more! It is a valuable companion when troubleshooting pipelines.


Console has been part of Pachyderm Community Edition since Pachyderm 2.2.3. Refer to an earlier version of the deployment instructions for previous versions of Pachyderm (2.2.2 and under).

Pachyderm Community Edition comes with Console per default. Upon upgrading to Pachyderm Enterprise, you will be able to:

  • Benefit from our Authentication/Authorization features and control which users, groups, or roles have access to specific Pachyderm resources.
  • Lift all CE scaling limits.


Request an Enterprise trial token directly from Console CE by hitting the "Upgrade to Enterprise" button at the bottom right of your Console, fill in this form, or get in touch with us at

Before diving into Console installation steps, please look at Console's various states, from the Community Edition to Enterprise. It should give you a mental model of the various paths to upgrade your Community Edition and what happens when your Enterprise token expires.

Console state diagram

Deploy Console

Note that this section is an add-on to the deployment of Pachyderm, locally or in the cloud. It details the additional steps required to install and access your Console.

  • If you plan to deploy in the cloud, this section will complement your values.yaml (find Pachyderm's deployment instructions matching your target (AWS, Google, Azure...) in the Deploy section of the documentation.
  • To deploy locally, follow the instructions below.

Deploy Locally


A local installation helps you learn some of the Pachyderm basics and experiment with the product. It is not designed to be a production environment.

We provide an easy "one line" deployment command to install Pachyderm with Console on a local environment. All you need is a Kubernetes cluster running locally.

Follow the deployment instructions in our Local Installation page. You are all set!


  • Pachyderm local deployment comes with Console by default. To prevent Console from being installed, pass the following parameter to your helm install one line command --set console.enabled=false.
  • Console CE does not require any authentication.

Deploy In The Cloud

The deployment of Console in your favorite Cloud usually requires, at a minimum, the set up an Ingress (see below), the activation of Authentication, and the setup of a DNS.

  • You can opt for a quick installation that will alleviate those infrastructure constraints (Not recommended in Production but an easy way to get started) and speed up your installation by following the steps in our Quick Cloud Deployment page, then connect to your Console:


  • You can "quick install" Pachyderm CE or Enterprise Edition.
  • Use the mock user (username:admin, password: password) to login to Console when authentication is enabled but no Identity provider was wired (Enterprise).


  • When enterprise is enabled through Helm, auth is automatically activated (i.e., you do not need to run pachctl auth activate) and a pachyderm-auth k8s secret is created containing a rootToken key. Use kubectl get secret pachyderm-auth -o go-template='{{.data.rootToken | base64decode }}' to retrieve it and save it where you see fit.

However, this secret is only used when configuring through helm:

- If you run `pachctl auth activate`, the secret is not updated. Instead, the rootToken is printed in your STDOUT for you to save.
- Same behavior if you [activate enterprise manually](../../../enterprise/deployment/) (`pachctl license activate`) then [activate authentication](../../../enterprise/auth/) (`pachctl auth activate`).
  • Set the helm value pachd.activateAuth to false to prevent the automatic bootstrap of auth on the cluster.

Connect to Console

  • Run pachctl port-forward (Background this process in a new tab of your terminal).

  • Connect to your Console (Pachyderm UI):

    • Point your browser to http://localhost:4000
    • Authenticate as the mock User using admin & password
  • Point your browser to:

    • http://<external-IP-address-or-domain-name>:80 or,
    • https://<external-IP-address-or-domain-name>:443 if TLS is enabled
  • Authenticate:

    • As the mock User using admin & password if you used the mockIDP.
    • As a User of your IdP otherwise.

You are all set! You should land on the Projects page of Console.

Console Landing Page

Last update: August 20, 2022
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