The MarkLogic Server administrative interface (or Admin Interface) is used to configure the MarkLogic Server software on your system. This chapter provides a general overview of the Admin Interface and includes the following sections:
The Admin Interface is implemented as a MarkLogic Server web application. By default, it runs on port 8001 of your hosts. If you have completed the basic tasks in the Getting Started with MarkLogic Server manual, then accessing the Admin Interface requires that you enter a user name and password. After you have been authenticated, you should not need to re-enter your user name and password to complete any of the other tasks outlined in this guide during the current session.
Some configurations changes require the server to restart to reflect the changes. Configuration changes that do not require the server to restart to reflect the changes are defined as 'hot'. In a clustered deployment, 'cold' tasks will require all of the hosts in the cluster to restart their instance of MarkLogic in order to reflect the changes. In a single-server deployment, 'cold' tasks will cause MarkLogic to restart in order to reflect the changes. For a list of which tasks are 'hot' and which are 'cold,' see Appendix A: ‘Hot' versus ‘Cold' Admin Tasks.
Only authorized administrators can log into the Admin Interface. An authorized administrator is a user who has the
admin role. Authorized administrators have access to all administrative tasks in MarkLogic Server; therefore, authorized administrators are trusted personnel and are assumed to be non-hostile, appropriately trained, and follow proper administrative procedures.
From the summary screen, you can see and click on many of the items configured in MarkLogic Server. The summary screen displays all of the Databases, App Servers, Groups, Forests, Security objects, and Hosts configured for your system. If you click on any object or category, the Admin Interface takes you to a more detailed page for the object or category.
To log off the Admin Interface, close the browser window used to access the Admin Interface. This action is sufficient to end the current session and force the user to authenticate again starting another session.
MarkLogic Server administrators are managed by defining which user has the
admin role. Users with the
admin role, known as authorized administrators, are trusted personnel and are assumed to be non-hostile, appropriately trained, and follow proper administrative procedures. For the procedures for creating, managing and removing administrators, see Security Administration.