Getting Started With Snowsight

This topic describes how to get started with Snowsight, the Snowflake web interface. If you want to upgrade to Snowsight from the Classic Console, refer to Upgrading to Snowsight.

Browser Requirements

Snowsight supports the latest three major versions of the following browsers:

  • Apple Safari for macOS

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox

Accessing Snowsight Through a Proxy or Firewall

To access Snowsight through a proxy or firewall, you might need to add the fully qualified URL and port values to the proxy servers or firewall configuration.

To determine the fully qualified URL and port for Snowsight, review the SNOWSIGHT_DEPLOYMENT entry in the return value of the SYSTEM$ALLOWLIST function.

Signing in to Snowsight

You can access Snowsight over the Internet, or using private connectivity to the Snowflake service.

Using the Internet

To access Snowsight over the public Internet, do the following:

  1. In a supported web browser, navigate to

  2. Provide your account identifier or account URL. If you’ve previously signed in to Snowsight, you might see an account name that you can select.

  3. Sign in using your Snowflake account credentials.

You can also access Snowsight from the Classic Console:

  1. Sign in to the Classic Console.

  2. In the navigation menu, select Snowsight Snowsight.

    Snowsight opens in a new tab.

Using Private Connectivity

After completing the configuration to use private connectivity, access Snowsight:

  • To sign in to Snowsight with private connectivity directly, without having been logged in to the Classic Console previously:

    1. Enter either of the following URLs in the browser location bar:




      • orgname is the name of your Snowflake organization.

      • account_name is the unique name of your account within your organization.

      • cloud_region_id is the identifier for the cloud region (controlled by the cloud platform).

      After signing in, you can find these details by hovering over an account in the account selector.

      For details, refer to Format 1 (Preferred): Account Name in Your Organization.


      If you are unsure of the values to enter, please contact your internal Snowflake administrator before contacting Snowflake Support.

    2. Enter your Snowflake credentials.

  • Starting from the Classic Console, to sign in to Snowsight using private connectivity to the Snowflake service:

    1. Sign in to the Classic Console.

    2. In the upper-right corner of the Classic Console, select Snowsight Snowsight.

      Snowsight opens in a new tab or window.

Signing in to a Different Snowflake Account

At the bottom of the left nav, use the account selector to sign in to a different account. For convenience, the selector includes accounts you previously accessed.

Using Snowsight

This section provides a brief overview of how to navigate and use Snowsight, with examples and descriptions of the following interface elements:



For assistive technology, the left nav is a collection of links that can be tabbed through.

Left nav

The left navigation bar (left nav) is the primary method of moving through Snowsight. Use the left nav to access the following areas:

  • Worksheets

  • Dashboards

  • Data

  • Marketplace

  • Activity

  • Admin

  • Help & Support

This documentation provides navigation guidance throughout. The navigation paths in the topics are relative to the left nav.

For assistive technology, use the button labeled user menu.

User menu

The user menu, located at the top of the left nav, lets you:

  • Switch Role

    Switch account roles, such as ACCOUNTADMIN.

  • Profile

    Modify your user preferences, such as changing your password, name, and email address.

  • Partner Connect

    Access Partner Connect.

  • Documentation

    Open the Snowflake documentation.

  • Support

    Access your support cases.

  • Sign Out

    Sign out of the Snowflake web interface.

For assistive technology, the account selector is a button labeled with the name of the currently-selected account.

Account selector

The account selector, located at the bottom of the left nav, lets you sign in to other Snowflake accounts. The selector lists accounts that you have previously signed in to. You can also use the account selector to find your account name.

Setting User Details and Preferences

To access your user profile, select your username and select Profile.

On your profile, you can view and set the following user details:

  • Profile photo

  • Username (cannot be changed)

  • First name

  • Last name

  • Password

  • Email

Ensure that your user profile includes a first name, last name, and email address when possible. Some features in Snowflake require these details, such as accepting the terms of service for the Snowflake Marketplace.

You can also set the following preferences:

  • Default experience

    When you sign in to Snowflake, select whether you want to start in Snowsight or the Classic Console. If you don’t see the option to select a default experience, your default experience might be set at the account level. Refer to Snowsight is Set as the Default for an Account.

  • Language

    Sets the language for Snowsight. Snowflake currently supports the following languages:

    • English (US)

    • Japanese (日本語)

  • Notifications

    Sets whether to send a browser notification when a query finishes running in the background. When you set this preference for the first time, your browser prompts you to permit notifications from Snowflake.

  • Multi-factor authentication

    Sets whether to use multi-factor authentication (MFA). Snowflake’s MFA support is powered by the Duo Security service.

  • Session Timeout

    A client session is maintained indefinitely while user activity is detected. After a period of inactivity (4 hours), the session is terminated and you must sign in again.

Switching Your Active Role

While using Snowsight, you can change the active role in your current session. Your active role determines the databases, tables, and other objects you can see and the actions you can perform on them.

To switch your active role:

  1. At the top of the left nav, select the user menu.

  2. Hover over your active role.

    The role selector appears.

  3. Select the role that you want to use.

To learn more about access roles and object privileges, see Overview of Access Control.

Configuring Private Connectivity for Snowsight

Before you can set up private connectivity for Snowsight, you must set up private connectivity for your Snowflake account. Follow the guide specific to the cloud platform that hosts your Snowflake account:

To use private connectivity with Snowsight, configure your DNS and ensure firewalls allow access to the relevant values:

  1. Using the ACCOUNTADMIN role, call the SYSTEM$GET_PRIVATELINK_CONFIG function in your Snowflake account and identify the values for the following:

    • privatelink-account-url

    • snowsight-privatelink-url

    • regionless-snowsight-privatelink-url

  2. Confirm that your DNS settings can resolve the values.

  3. Confirm that you can connect to Snowsight using each of those URLs from your browser.

  4. If you want to use the account name URL (the value for regionless-snowsight-privatelink-url) as your primary URL to access Snowsight, contact Snowflake Support and request that all URL redirects point to the URL specified by regionless-snowsight-privatelink-url.