The easiest way to start using Humio, is not to install it. Instead, use Humio Cloud. With an account at Humio Coud, you can skip installing Humio an any of the related software. To start, all you do is register at cloud.humio.com or cloud.us.humio.com to get a free, trial account.
From your Cloud account, you can use the Interactive Tutorial to see how Humio works with sample data. If you like what you see, you can configure your server to send log and metric data to your private, Humio Cloud repository — while still using a trial account. This will allow you to see what Humio can do with your data. Read our Getting Started tutorial as a compliment to the trial cloud account.
Once you’re convinced that Humio will work for you, you can make your trial account a permanent one. Then you can add several repositories.
Within Humio’s Cloud offerings, at this time, we have two different regions, EU (cloud.humio.com) and US (cloud.us.humio.com). Within the documentation, we will refer to “http://$YOUR_HUMIO_URL/” where
$YOUR_HUMIO_URL is the URL for your particular Humio Cloud installation.
When you sign up on Humio Cloud, a new organization is created for you. Being the Organization Owner allows you to invite and manage users and set up their roles and permissions. Moreover, if your company is using a Single Sign On provider for managing users and permissions, you can integrate it to your organization on Humio.