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Creating and Configuring a Workflow Manager View Instance

You can configure multiple WFM View instances. You might want to have multiples instances if you want to assign different users and permissions for each instance. You can also have instances that run locally and others that run remotely.


  1. Click Manage Ambari to open the Ambari Admin user interface.

  2. Click Views, expand the Workflow_Manager View, and click Create Instance.

  3. On the Create Instance page, select the Version.

    If multiple View versions are present, choose one.

  4. Enter the following view instance Details:

    Table 2.8. Workflow Manager View Instance Details



    Example Value

    Instance Name

    This is the Workflow Manager View instance name and must be unique for all instances you create. The instance name cannot be modified after the instance is created.


    This value cannot contain spaces or special characters other than an underscore.

    Display Name

    This is the name of the view link displayed to the user in Ambari Web. The display name can be modified after the instance is created.

    WFM View

    This value can contain spaces and underscores, but no other special characters.


    This is the description of the view displayed to the user in Ambari Web.

    Local instance of WFM


    This checkbox determines whether the view is displayed to users in Ambari Web.

    Visible or Not Visible

  5. Under Cluster Configuration, select the Local Cluster or Remote Clusterinstance type and select the cluster name.

  6. Review the remaining settings and make changes as desired.

    The Settings and Cluster Configuration options depend on a few cluster and deployment factors in your environment. Typically, you can accept the default Settings unless you are using the Workflow Manager View with a Kerberos-enabled cluster.

  7. Click Save.

    The instance is created and a success message displays.

  8. Scroll to the Permissions section at the bottom of the Views configuration form.

  9. Grant permission on the Workflow Manager View for the set of users and groups who can access the view instance.

More Information

For descriptions of the View instance types, see the section called “Configuring View Instances”.

You can access the Workflow Manager documentation in the Workflow Management guide.