Before you begin

  • Review Accessing the web console.

  • You must be able to access a running instance of OpenShift Container Platform. If you do not have access, contact your cluster administrator.

Logging in to the web console

You can log in to the OpenShift Container Platform web console to access and manage your cluster.

  • You must have access to an OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

  • Log in to the OpenShift Container Platform web console using your login credentials.

You are redirected to the Projects page. For non-administrative users, the default view is the Developer perspective. For cluster administrators, the default view is the Administrator perspective. If you do not have cluster-admin privileges, you will not see the Administrator perspective in your web console.

The web console provides two perspectives: the Administrator perspective and Developer perspective. The Developer perspective provides workflows specific to the developer use cases.

Figure 1. Perspective switcher

Use the perspective switcher to switch to the Developer perspective. The Topology view with options to create an application is displayed.

Creating a new project

A project enables a community of users to organize and manage their content in isolation. Projects are OpenShift Container Platform extensions to Kubernetes namespaces. Projects have additional features that enable user self-provisioning.

Users must receive access to projects from administrators. Cluster administrators can allow developers to create their own projects. In most cases, users automatically have access to their own projects.

Each project has its own set of objects, policies, constraints, and service accounts.

  • You are logged in to the OpenShift Container Platform web console.

  • You are in the Developer perspective.

  • You have the appropriate roles and permissions in a project to create applications and other workloads in OpenShift Container Platform.

  1. In the +Add view, select ProjectCreate Project.

  2. In the Name field, enter user-getting-started.

  3. Optional: In the Display name field, enter Getting Started with OpenShift.

    Display name and Description fields are optional.

  4. Click Create.

You have created your first project on OpenShift Container Platform.