Getting Started With Snowsight

This topic describes how to get started with Snowsight, the Snowflake web interface.

In this Topic:

Browser Requirements

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

  • Apple Safari for macOS

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox

Signing in to Snowsight

To sign in to Snowsight directly:

To sign in to Snowsight using the classic web interface:

  1. Sign in to the classic web interface.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the classic web interface, select Snowsight Worksheets tab.

    Snowsight opens in a new tab or window.

Using Snowsight

This section gives a brief overview of how to navigate and use Snowsight. Later topics provide additional information about specific areas of Snowsight, such as using worksheets. This section includes 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.

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.

Setting User Details and Preferences

To access your user profile, on the user menu, 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

Snowflake recommends that you ensure user profiles include a first name, last name, and email address, when possible. Some features in Snowflake require these details, such as signing the terms of service for the Snowflake Data Marketplace.

You can also set the following preferences:

  • 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.