Before You Begin

After your Snowflake account has been provisioned, you can access Snowflake using any of the following methods:

  • Browser-based web interface

  • SnowSQL, the Snowflake command line client

  • Applications developed with Snowflake connectors and drivers, and 3rd-party client services and applications (see Connect to Snowflake)

If you do not have an account yet, you can sign up for a free trial or contact us directly to request an account.

For pricing and service details, see the pricing page (on the Snowflake website).

For more details about trial accounts, see Trial accounts.

Browser Requirements

You can use any of the following browsers to access the Snowflake Classic Console:

Supported Browser

Minimum Version












Snowsight supports a different set of browsers and minimum versions. For details, see Getting started with Snowsight.


Snowflake recommends using Google Chrome. Other browsers have not been tested as extensively as Chrome and may exhibit some unexpected behavior. If you encounter issues using the web interface with any of the listed browsers, please contact Snowflake Support.

SnowSQL OS Platform Requirements

SnowSQL (CLI client) can be installed on the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux or a compatible operating system.

  • macOS (64-bit).

  • Microsoft Windows (64-bit).

For more details about the supported version numbers of these operating systems, see Operating system support.

Other platforms have not been tested at this time and may not be compatible with SnowSQL. For example, some Linux variants may not have the libraries that the SnowSQL client needs by default.