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.
Snowsight supports the latest three major versions of the following browsers:
Apple Safari for macOS
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:
In a supported web browser, navigate to https://app.snowflake.com.
Provide your account name or account URL. If you’ve previously signed in to Snowsight, you might see an account name that you can select.
Sign in using your Snowflake account credentials.
You can also access Snowsight from the Classic Console:
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:
Enter either of the following URLs in the browser location bar:
orgnameis the name of your Snowflake organization.
account_nameis the unique name of your account within your organization.
cloud_region_idis 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 (in this topic).
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.
Enter your Snowflake credentials.
Starting from the Classic Console, to sign in to Snowsight using private connectivity to the Snowflake service:
This section provides a brief overview of how to navigate and use Snowsight, with examples and descriptions of the following interface elements:
The left navigation bar (left nav) is the primary method of moving through Snowsight. Use the left nav to access the following areas:
This documentation provides navigation guidance throughout. The navigation paths in the topics are relative to the left nav.
The user menu, located at the top of the left nav, lets you:
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:
Username (cannot be changed)
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.
Sets the language for Snowsight. Snowflake currently supports the following languages:
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:
Hover over your active role.
The role selector appears.
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:
Using the ACCOUNTADMIN role, call the SYSTEM$GET_PRIVATELINK_CONFIG function in your Snowflake account and identify the values for the following:
Confirm that your DNS settings can resolve the values.
Confirm that you can connect to Snowsight using each of those URLs from your browser.
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