Understanding the Cloudflare dashboard

Learn more about the Cloudflare dashboard apps to manage your account and site settings.


Overview

The Cloudflare Dashboard manages account and domain settings. Key dashboard features include:

  • Control Cloudflare features,
  • Gain insights into domain security and caching analytics,
  • Share account access
  • Configure settings from any device via our flexible dashboard design.

Changes update globally on Cloudflare's network within 30 seconds.  This applies to configuration changes for all of Cloudflare's products and features except cache purge, which can take up to a minute.  Changes committed via the Cloudflare API and dashboard, as well as via Terraform, all utilize the same API and underlying technology.

All Cloudflare plans allow sharing account access with additional users. Additionally, Enterprise plans allow Administrators to create Multi-User accounts that allow each user to edit only those Cloudflare settings applicable to their role.

The Cloudflare dashboard requires a web browser that supports TLS 1.2 or newer. The Cloudflare dashboard isn’t supported on pre IE 10 browser versions. Visit Browse Happy for upgrade links to the most popular browsers.

Cloudflare uses tokens to authenticate a session when a user is logged in to their Cloudflare account. An invalid token or email error message appears if your ISP changes your IP address during your session as it invalidates the token. Log out, then log back in to correct the issue or clear your browser cache and cookies.


Summary of Cloudflare dashboard apps

The Cloudflare dashboard contains several apps focused on providing data insightsoptimizing security, providing configuration flexibilityimproving performance, and enhancing site reliability.

screenshot of the list of Cloudflare apps in the dashboard

The information below summarizes the utility of each dashboard app.


Insights 

Overview

 Provides the following functionalities:

  • Summarizes site analytics
  • Displays notifications
  • Links to common quick actions
  • Summarizes plan extensions and add-on features
  • Provides API authentication details, including Zone ID and Account ID
  • Allows changing domain plans
  • Allows removing a site from Cloudflare

Analytics

Monitor statistics and trends on:

  • Visitor traffic
  • DNS request handling
  • Threat detection
  • Performance

 


Security

Spectrum

SSL/TLS

Firewall

 Access

ScrapeShield

 


Flexibility

Workers

Page Rules

Custom Pages

Apps

  • Preview and install a wide range of apps that enhance your site’s security, performance, analytics, design, etc.

 


Performance

DNS

Speed

Caching

Network

  • Toggle features that enhance network performance such as HTTP/2 and QUIC

Traffic

Stream

 


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