FAQ: CloudFlare Dashboard

Overview
The CloudFlare Dashboard allows you to manage your account settings as easily as possible. While we now have an updated look, the core features from our previous dashboard are still available.

The key features of our dashboard include:

  • Easy control over new features
  • Improved analytics dashboard to give you more insight into your domains
  • Support for Multi-User accounts
  • Responsive design that allows you to configure your settings on any device

Check out the blog post to learn more behind these changes.

Website Selector
The drop down menu in the top left corner allows you switch between websites on CloudFlare:

To make adding sites as easy as possible, there is an Add Site button in the top right corner:

Reviewing the New Navigation
Take a quick look at a breakdown of our apps

The Overview app gives customers an at-a-glance summary of their site settings such as  security level settings, number of DNS records on CloudFlare, and number of threats stopped  that day. This is also the app where customers can upgrade their CloudFlare plan.

Note: In the Status module under Advanced, you will find options to both pause CloudFlare services and delete your website from CloudFlare.
 
We’ve refreshed our Analytics app and added a host of new metrics. Along with our Traffic and Attack source map, we’ve also added these key features:
  • Types of Threats Mitigated: provides a breakdown of each of the threats to your site that were blocked or challenged.
  • Content Type Breakdown: for each response, Cloudflare lists the content type.
  • Fewer Servers Needed: provides a rough estimate of how much less capacity you need in order to handle your site’s traffic by being on CloudFlare.
 
The DNS app provides customers an easy way to manage DNS and choose which records are  on CloudFlare. With one click you can take records on or off CloudFlare. If you have a long list of records, don’t worry! This new DNS app has a search bar to make it easy to find the record you’re looking for. Customers will also find their CloudFlare nameservers listed in this app.
 
Crypto is short for Cryptography, the science of providing security for information as it travels over the internet. Encrypting information insures that no one else can read your messages, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information.

New features under the Crypto app include HSTS and Authenticated Origin Pulls:
  • HSTS: Allows a web server to declare a policy that browsers will only connect using  secure HTTPS connections
  • Authenticated Origin Pulls: Allows you to verify that web requests to your origin server have come from CloudFlare.
 
We’ve broken our Firewall app into two sections: IP Firewall and Web Application Firewall.
  • In the IP Firewall section you can easily block or allow traffic based on IP address, IP address range, or country.
  • In the Web Application Firewall (WAF) section you can adjust the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set and CloudFlare WAF Rule Set.
 
In the Speed app, users can setup Railguns as well as enable and adjust the following performance features:
  • Mirage: Improves load time for pages that include images on mobile devices with slow network connections.
  • Polish: Improves image load time.
  • Auto Minify: Reduces the file size of source code on your website.
  • Rocket Loader: Accelerate the delivery of dynamic content.
  • Mobile Redirect: Redirects visitors that are using mobile devices to a mobile-optimized website.
 
In the Caching app, users can adjust their caching level, purge files from cache, and set browser cache expiration times.
 
 
 
Page Rules are a mechanism for fine grained control over CloudFlare’s CDN. It allows you to change CDN and feature behaviors based on URL.
 
 
 
In the Traffic app, users can now see when IP Firewall and WAF event were triggered for their sites.
 

 

The ScrapeShield app provides customers with options for protecting sensitive information from spammers and bots, and protecting your images from being used by other sites.

 

In the Customize app, users can create custom error pages for IP Blocks, WAF Blocks, 500 Class Errors, 1000 Class Errors, and more.

 

 
Multi-User Support
Multi-User accounts allow a group of users to share access to a website's CloudFlare settings. Administrators in a Multi-User account can delegate access to other members, so that not every member can see and change every CloudFlare setting.

Read more about Multi-User here.

Browser Compatibility
CloudFlare supports all modern browsers, including IE10 and up. Certain portions of our site may not display correctly in earlier versions of IE.

Can I return to the previous Dashboard?
Yes. To access the previous Dashboard, simply click the Return to Original tab in the lower right corner to return to the previous Dashboard. The ability to return to the previous Dashboard will remain available for customers to get used to the new interface. But at some point, it will be retired. Additional information will be provided in the CloudFlare Knowledge Base.

How do I provide feedback?
If you're not reporting a problem, click the Send Feedback tab in the lower right corner. Select Suggestion in the dropdown list.

How do I report a problem?
If you have are experiencing an issue, please click the Send Feedback tab in the lower right corner, and select Problem in the dropdown list. Someone from our CloudFlare Support Team will respond shortly.

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