The easiest way to start using Humio, is not to install it. Instead, just use Humio Cloud. With an account on Humio Coud, you can skip installing Humio or 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. You might also 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.
Below is a list of what you’ll find in this section of the Documentation to help you use Humio Cloud. For any topic that interests you, click on the heading to go to the related documentation page.
If you click on the link here, you’ll be taken to a page that will describe the process of registering for a free or trial account on Humio Cloud. You may be leary about registering for software until you’re sure about it, so this page is meant to put your mind at rest, to assure you that you won’t be asked for private details or a credit card number.
After you have a regular Humio Cloud account, not just a free or trial account, you may want to involve others, give them access to your data in Humio. This page on Organization Settings will explain how to do that through the Humio User Interface.
Most organizations involve more than one person. Therefore, you’ll need to be able to add users and give them permission to access your data. The default method is to grant permissions based on the repository being accessed. This is covered on this page: click on the heading above this paragraph.
For more flexibility and possibilities in assigning permissions, to be able to create and define your own user roles and to user groups, you would use the role-based permissions model.
User authentication is an important part of user access, but it can be cumbersome to maintain a multiple systems. Humio can be integrated with security systems you may already have in place. This page will explain how to use them with your Humio Cloud account.
These documentation pages are primarily about accessing Humio Cloud. Once you’ve set up your Humio Cloud account, you can add private repositories and configure your servers to send data to those repositories at Humio. You’ll then be able to search and monitor your data from your Humio Cloud account, using the Humio User Interface. That and other such activities, though, are the same for all methods of using Humio. Therefore, everything else about Humio is covered in other sections of the Humio Documentation.