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Version: 1.7

Admin Dashboard

The Admin Dashboard provides a web UI for administering some features of Okteto.

You can access the Admin Dashboard by clicking on the Admin icon on the left sidebar.

Accessing the dashboard

Only accounts with the administrator role will be able to access the Administration Dashboard. The first user signing up into your Okteto instance will automatically become the initial administrator.

You can promote other accounts to the administrator role in the Users section of the Admin Dashboard or by adding the "true" label to the corresponding serviceAccount in Kubernetes.

Overview Section

The overview section of the Admin Dashboard shows you the following information:

  • Expiration date of your license
  • Number of available seats
  • Number of nodes in your cluster
  • Number of namespaces managed by Okteto
  • Number of preview environments currently active
  • Autoscaler configuration
  • Garbage Collector configuration

Users Section

You can administer all users in your Okteto instance from the Admin Dashboard's Users section.

For each user, an administrator will be able to:

  • View their name, email, and avatar
  • Change their role
  • Remove the user

Removing the user will automatically remove all the namespaces owned by the deleted user.

Nodes Section

The Nodes section of the Admin Dashboard provides the following system information about your Kubernetes cluster:

  • Number of running pods
  • Total amount of memory currently in use
  • Total amount of memory requested
  • Total amount of CPU currently in use
  • Total amount of CPU requested

You can use this information to configure the autoscaler.

Namespaces Section

You can administer all namespaces in your Okteto instance from the Admin Dashboard's Namespaces section.

For each namespace, an administrator will be able to:

  • View the name, owner, resources currently consumed, resources presently requested, and the last time it was accessed
  • Mark the namespace as persistent to prevent it from being automatically scaled to zero or deleted by the garbage collector
  • Get read-only access to any namespace managed by Okteto

Secrets Section

The Secrets section of the Admin dashboard lets you define cluster-wide secrets. Using the $SECRET_NAME syntax, you can refer to these secrets directly in your Okteto manifest. They are also injected into the environment running the commands in the deploy section of the manifest.

Secrets defined by the user take precedence over the secrets defined here in case of a name collision.

We recommend using build secrets to inject sensitive data into your Dockerfile.

The example below shows how to configure your okteto manifest to mount a local .env file into your Dockerfile:

context: .
my_env: .env

You can refer to this secret from your Dockerfile using the syntax below:

RUN --mount=type=secret,id=my_env,target=/etc/secrets/.env cat /etc/secrets/.env

The content of the .env file would be:


where MY_PASSWORD can be a local environment variable or an Okteto Secret, and it gets subsituted by Okteto before mounting the file as a build secret.