Setting up Layer5 Account

With a personal account on Layer5 Cloud, you can import or create infrastructural designs, collaborate with others through workspaces and teams, manage your organizations and more.

This guide will walk you through setting up your Layer5 account.

Configuring your Layer5 account

The first steps in starting with Layer5 are to create an account, verify your email, setup an organization and a workspace, and view your profile.

Every person who uses Layer5 Cloud has their own personal account, which can be part of multiple organizations and teams. Your personal account is your identity on Layer5 Cloud and represents you as an individual.

1. Creating an account

To sign up for an account on Layer5 Cloud, navigate to https://cloud.layer5.io/signup. You may choose to either signup with your personal email or any of our supported OAuth providers like Github and Gmail. See “OAuth Providers” for more information.

2. Verifying your email address

To ensure you can use all the features in your Layer5 plan, verify your email address after signing up for a new account. For more information, see “Verifying your email address.”

3. Signing in to Layer5 Cloud

To sign in to Layer5 Cloud, navigate to https://cloud.layer5.io/login. Use your new credentials to sign in. In case you have signed up with OAuth provider, you will be redirected to the provider’s login page. On successful login, you will be prompted to setup your first organization and workspace.

4. Creating an organization

Organization are unit of tenant in Layer5 Cloud. Every user on Layer5 Cloud is part of at least one organization. You can create your own organization or join an existing one. By default you are the owner of the organization you create.

Give your organization a name and a description. For more information, see “Creating an organization.”

5. Creating a workspace

Workspaces are logical group of shared set of resources like environments, connections, credentials, infrastructural designs and more. Every user on Layer5 Cloud is part of at least one workspace. You can create your own workspace or join an existing one. By default you are the owner of the workspace you create. You can share access to resources in your workspaces through teams.

Give your workspace a name and a description. For more information, see “Creating a workspace.”

6. Dashboard

The dashboard is the first page you see when you sign in to Layer5 Cloud. It provides a high-level overview of your Layer5 account. For more information, see “About your dashboard.”

7. Viewing your Layer5 profile

Your Layer5 profile tells people the story of your work through the recent activities, designs that you’ve published to Cloud catalog and much more. For more information, see “About your profile”.

Last modified February 18, 2024: Fixing typos (b3d5ddb)