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Managing your environment

Select the "Your Environments" option from either the Dashboard or the left navigation.

You will then see a form enabling your environment to be created, as follows:

Your Environments

This page is split into two main areas, as follows:

1. New Environment

This section enables you to Create an Environment. It also shows you how many more environments can be created. Each account has a limit. Furthermore, if your account is setup with sub-accounts for other team members, then there is additionally a limit per team member. You can find out more information about these limits here.

2. Your Environments

This area shows all of the environments available to you. Each environment shown contains:

Environment panel

  • Environment name
  • Status of the environment
  • Environment template used
  • Name of the person who created it
  • When it was created

There is also a button "View Environment" then enables you to see that environment in more detail.

If you are your company's administrator, then you will see environments that you have created as well as those from all of the team members on your account. Otherwise, each team member can only see their own environments.

Viewing an Environment

When you click on the "View Environment" button, you are shown the details of the environment.

Environment details

This page is both informational and functional. The sections of the page are as follows:

Access Details

This section shows you how to access your environment.

The information show here is dependent upon the Environment Template used. Some services (such as VSCode and Mailhog) require additional credentials to access them, and typically the Access Details section tells you how you can obtain those credentials, which are typically saved as a file within the environment. Therefore, you will need to log in via SSH to retrieve them.

Environment Details

This section shows you the Environment Template used, when the environment was created and who created it.

Depending upon the environment status, there are also additional buttons diplayed, as follows:

Button Purpose
Stop This shuts down the environment.
Please note:
1. The data is NOT lost if you do this.
2. The environment still counts towards your account limits
Start This enables a stopped environment to be re-started.
Destroy This enables a stopped environment to be destroyed.
Please note:
1. The data is COMPLETELY lost if you do this.
2. This frees up the number of environments available in your account limits

These actions can take a few minutes to complete.

Add SSH Key

When your environment was created, a SSH public key was added to it in order to provide you with access. However, if you require other people to access the environment via SSH, then you should use the "Add SSH Key" feature to provide that access.

Simply paste in the contents of their SSH public key into the field, and then click on the "Add" button. The process takes upto 2 minutes to achieve.

Please note, username + password authentication via SSH is not available.

Service Status

This section shows you the current status of the various services that make up your environment. Typically, these will show "running" next to each service. If there are problems listed here, and you additionally are having problems accessing an environment, then using the "Stop" and "Start" buttons may help.