Navigating in Terra

Anton Kovalsky
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You can open the main menu bar for navigating Terra by clicking the three horizontal lines in the top left of the screen at any time. Use this menu to sign in and out of Terra, and navigate to the following sections, described in more detail below.



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View the Billing Projects you can access by going to the "Billing" section. Here you will find a list of Billing Projects you are associated with and your role (e.g. Owner, User). Billing Project Owners can use this section to see lists of members for all Billing Projects, and to add or remove users on their Billing Projects. To learn more about the level of access for different user roles, please read the article on Access Policy.


Cloud Environments

You can also view a list of your existing cloud environments and all associated persistent disks by clicking on "Cloud Environments" in the main menu under your name. This will take you to a page that lists all of your existing virtual machines (and persistent disks used for those machines). Here, you'll find details such as cost estimates showing you how much you're spending, and which Billing Project each resource is attached to, as well as a centralized place to delete any or all of your virtual machines and associated persistent disks.



The "groups" section is where leaders manage team access to data, code, and computational resources. Owner-level users are able to invite and/or grant access for other collaborators. Group owners can use this to assign other users roles of various access levels, allowing group managers to control who is able to view/copy the contents of their workspace, run computations on affiliated account, or edit the content. For more information on the structure of permissions on Terra, please read the article on Access Policy.


Accessing, sharing and cloning workspaces

The drop-down menu allows you to navigate to your workspaces, where you can explore workspaces already available to you. These include workspaces you have created or cloned, or that someone else shared with you. To learn more about what is contained in a workspace, please see the Workspace Overview article. To share or clone a workspace, enter the workspace and click on the button with three dots in the upper right corner, as shown below. 


or click the three dot button at the bottom right of the workspace card:


Tools, data, and curated workspaces in the Library

The menu bar lets you navigate through libraries of workflows, showcase workspaces, and data. For more detailed descriptions of resources available in the library, please see the Library Overview article. For more on showcase workspaces, see Template and tutorial workspaces

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Contact us

The menu bar also includes the "Contact Us" button, which calls up an integrated form that allows users to submit questions/comments directly.


Terra Support

In addition to direct individual support (via the forum or the embedded "Contact Us" form) we provide a comprehensive database of documents to help users. Clicking on this link will take the user to our Terra Support knowledge base, which includes the following sections:

Getting Started

Articles on setting up billing, security, and workspaces on the Terra platform to help users get started quickly


How-to articles cover accessing, processing and analyzing data, as well as collaborating and sharing your work.


Stories from the trenches of how new features and improvements are making it easier to do work on Terra.

Community Events

A collection of announcements and tutorials from workshops, hackathons and more.



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