When you log into the Satellite Admin Console, you start on the Project Dashboard for your default Project. A Project is the basic unit for aggregating usage, calculating billing, invoicing fees, collecting payment, and handling access management. Users can create multiple Projects and projects are invoiced separately. Within a Project, usage is tracked at the Bucket level and aggregated for invoicing to the Project. Project names are not client-side encrypted so that they may be rendered in the Satellite user interface. There are two main drivers for creating multiple Projects: access management and billing.
On the Project Dashboard, there are a number of navigational elements and information displays:
Primary Navigation Bar - This element allows you to add Projects and switch between different Projects, access resources for documentation, the community, and support portal, and edit your account details. Under Settings you can also add a payment method to upgrade to a paid account.
Project Navigation - This element allows you to move between the different functions related to the project you have selected, to view the dashboard, use the Object Browser to interact with data stored on Storj DCS through a web browser interface, create Access Grants and access credentials for the hosted S3-compatible gateway, and invite other developers to collaborate with you on your Project.
Storage Utilization - This element displays the amount of storage utilized in the current month measured in GB hours.
Bandwidth Utilization - This element element displays the amount of download bandwidth utilized in the current month measured in GB.
Bucket Information - This element displays the names of Buckets, the current month usage on Buckets and the number of objects in Buckets.
Here are some links to help you get a better understand of your Satellite Admin Console and Storj DCS constructs:
Next we'll learn about creating/deleting buckets, uploading, downloading, viewing the object map, and sharing access to objects through the Object Browser in the Satellite Admin Console.