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, see About the Snowsight upgrade.

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 https://app.snowflake.com.

  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:

      • https://app-orgname-account_name.privatelink.snowflakecomputing.com

      • https://app.cloud_region_id.privatelink.snowflakecomputing.com

      Where:

      • 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 in the account selector in Snowsight.

      For details, see Locate your Snowflake account information in Snowsight and Format 1 (Preferred): Account Name in Your Organization.

      Note

      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.

After signing in to Snowsight, you see your recently updated worksheets. See Getting started with worksheets.

Switch to a different Snowflake account

You can sign in to a different Snowflake account by following these steps:

  1. While signed in to Snowsight, select your account name at the bottom of the navigation bar.

  2. Select an account that you have previously signed in to, or select Sign Into Another Account.

    You’re prompted to sign in to the selected account.

Switch Account

Supported browsers for using Snowsight

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

  • Apple Safari for macOS

  • Google Chrome

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox

Access 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, run the SYSTEM$ALLOWLIST function and review the SNOWSIGHT_DEPLOYMENT entry in the return value.

Locate your Snowflake account information in Snowsight

To locate account information, such as the account identifier or URL, for either your current account or one that you have previously signed in to, follow these steps:

  1. Open the account selector and review the list of accounts that you previously signed in to.

    Screenshot of the account selector open and listing multiple accounts. The account selector is labeled with the name of the currently-selected account.
  2. Locate the account for which you want to copy the account name.

  3. Hover over the account to view additional details, and then select the copy icon to copy the account identifier in the format <orgname>.<account_name> to your clipboard.

    Screenshot of the account selector open and listing multiple accounts, with a cursor hovering over an account to display an additional pane of information about the account and hovering over the option to copy the account identifier.

To copy your account URL, select Copy account URL (Copy account URL).

Switch your active role

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

To switch your active role:

  1. In the navigation menu, select your username to open the account menu.

  2. Select the active role. For example, PUBLIC.

    The role selector appears.

  3. Select the role that you want to use. For example, ACCOUNTADMIN.

To learn more about roles and 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.