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Accessing the Horizon interface

Find out how to access the Horizon interface

Last updated 25th June 2018


Horizon is the graphical management interface for OpenStack. Certain features can only be accessed using this interface.

This guide will show you how to access the Horizon interface.



Create an OpenStack user account

First of all, to access the Horizon interface, you need to create an OpenStack user account. To do this, log in to your Control Panel. Go to the Cloud section, then Servers, and select the project concerned. Next, click on the OpenStack tab in the left-hand column:

Add user

Click Add user, and choose a user description. The username and password are then generated automatically. Once the operation is complete, a message will open confirming that the account has been created.

The password will be visible in the Control Panel until you refresh the page. You can note down this password, and use it when you access the interface again. You can also generate a new password by clicking on the refresh icon, located next to your current password:

Project menu

Log in to OpenStack Horizon

To open the menu, click on the three-dot icon at the end of the line (...). Next, click the Open OpenStack Horizon link. The Horizon login page will then appear. To log in, enter your User Name and your password.

Project menu

Login screen

Once you have logged in, the OpenStack Horizon interface will appear:

Horizon interface

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