The built-in web administration GUI is a simple way to interact with InfluxDB. For any significant use, whether writing or querying data, the HTTP API (reading, writing) or the command line interface are better options.
Accessing the UI
The Admin UI is available by default at port 8083, e.g. http://localhost:8083. You can control the port in the InfluxDB config file.
You can also access remote InfluxDB instances from the same admin page, although you may only connect to one instance at a time. To access an instance at a location other than than http://localhost:8083, click the Settings icon in the upper right and enter the proper connection settings for the target InfluxDB instance.
HTTP vs HTTPS
The Admin UI uses HTTP by default but can be configured to use HTTPS.
In the InfluxDB config file, find the
[admin] section and set
https-enabled = true.
You must explicitly connect to the instance using
https://, there is no redirect from
Selecting the Database
Choose your target database for writes and queries from the “Databases” pull-down menu in the upper right. If you have recently created a database you will need to refresh the Admin UI page before it appears in the pull-down menu.
The Admin UI has a “Write Data” link in the top menu bar. This link pops up a modal dialog that will accept points in the line protocol format.
The Admin UI has a “Query” box where you can enter any valid InfluxQL command, including database administration and schema exploration commands. The “Query Templates” pull-down menu will pre-populate the Query box with a number of common InfluxQL queries.