Overview of the Solr Admin UI

Solr features a Web interface that makes it easy for Solr administrators and programmers to view Solr configuration details, run queries and analyze document fields in order to fine-tune a Solr configuration and access online documentation and other help.

Dashboard

Accessing the URL http://hostname:8983/solr/ will show the main dashboard, which is divided into two parts.

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Figure 1. Solr Dashboard

The left-side of the screen is a menu under the Solr logo that provides the navigation through the screens of the UI.

The first set of links are for system-level information and configuration and provide access to Logging, Collection/Core Administration, and Java Properties, among other things.

At the end of this information is at least one pulldown listing Solr cores configured for this instance. On SolrCloud nodes, an additional pulldown list shows all collections in this cluster. Clicking on a collection or core name shows secondary menus of information for the specified collection or core, such as a Schema Browser, Config Files, Plugins & Statistics, and an ability to perform Queries on indexed data.

The center of the screen shows the detail of the option selected. This may include a sub-navigation for the option or text or graphical representation of the requested data. See the sections in this guide for each screen for more details.

Under the covers, the Solr Admin UI re-uses the same HTTP APIs available to all clients to access Solr-related data to drive an external interface.

Tip

The path to the Solr Admin UI given above is http://hostname:port/solr, which redirects to http://hostname:port/solr/#/ in the current version. A convenience redirect is also supported, so simply accessing the Admin UI at http://hostname:port/ will also redirect to http://hostname:port/solr/#/.

Login Screen

If authentication has been enabled, Solr will present a login screen to unauthenticated users before allowing them further access to the Admin UI.

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Figure 2. Login Screen

This login screen currently only works with Basic Authentication. See the section Basic Authentication Plugin for details on how to configure Solr to use this method of authentication.

If Kerberos is enabled and the user has a valid ticket, the login screen will be skipped. However, if the user does not have a valid ticket, they will see a message that they need to obtain a valid ticket before continuing.

Getting Assistance

At the bottom of each screen of the Admin UI is a set of links that can be used to get more assistance with configuring and using Solr.

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Figure 3. Assistance icons

These icons include the following links.

Link Description

Documentation

Navigates to the Apache Solr documentation hosted on https://lucene.apache.org/solr/.

Issue Tracker

Navigates to the JIRA issue tracking server for the Apache Solr project. This server resides at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR.

IRC Channel

Navigates to Solr’s IRC live-chat room: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#solr.

Community forum

Navigates to the Apache Wiki page which has further information about ways to engage in the Solr User community mailing lists: https://wiki.apache.org/solr/UsingMailingLists.

Solr Query Syntax

Navigates to the section Query Syntax and Parsing in this Reference Guide.

These links cannot be modified without editing the index.html in the server/solr/solr-webapp directory that contains the Admin UI files.