QMC – Qlik Management Console For Qlik Sense

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In our last lesson, we saw Qlik Sense System Requirement. Today, we will learn about QMC, the central management platform used to manage all the Qlik Sense’s elements and services. It is called Qlik Management Console or QMC. The QMC has four main sections, namely – manage content, manage resources, governance and configure the system. We will discuss the options available in each of the categories.

So, let’s start Qlik Managemnet Console (QMC) Tutorial.

QMC - Qlik Management Console

QMC Tutorial – Qlik Management Console

1. What is QMC?

All the services powering and enabling the functioning of Qlik Sense centrally manages by the Qlik Management Console (QMC). We can open the QMC from the link https://<computer_name>/qmc where computer_name is the name of your system which is registered and on which you are using Qlik Sense services.

The QMC has many sections and have options to manage functionalities and QS services distinctively. You can easily navigate in the QMC home page following the options given in each compartment dedicated to managing different services and properties.

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QMC Home Page

The QMC home page has four main sections.

  • Manage content section
  • Manage resources section
  • Governance section
  • Configure the system section

In the sections to follow, we will learn in detail about the options available in each of the four sections and what purpose do they serve.

2. How to Manage Content in Qlik Management Console?

i. Apps in Qlik Sense

A Qlik Sense app is a task and purpose-specific document whose author or owner’s name is stored in this section of the QMC. We can reuse, delete, modify and share/publish an app with other users.

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Manage Content in Qlik Management Console

ii. Qlik Sense Content Libraries

The content libraries are the platform where users share the content of their apps. They can create a library and secure it with user names and passwords.


Create a Library – Qlik Management Console

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Secure the Content Libraries

iii. Qlik Sense Data Connections

Data connections are the connections established with external data sources through data load editor or the add data option. You can define a path of the data connection, select a data source and load data from it.

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Qlik Sense Data Connections

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Defining Path of Data Connection

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The user who creates such a connection is called the owner of that connection and the newly created connection starts showing in the list of existing data connections.

Only the owner or creator of the connection has access rights to it. However, the connection can manage and also share with other users through the QMC abiding by its security rules.

iv. App Objects in Qlik Sense 

The app objects section contains the entire list of app objects present in Qlik Sense apps which can be managed. These app objects are published with the app they are present in and are managed individually here. You can manage sheets and stories from here.

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App Objects in Qlik Sense

v. Qlik Sense Streams

In the streams, you can read as well as publish the apps, sheets or stories. There are two types of streams in which you can publish apps, i.e. Everyone and Monitoring app.

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QMC Streams

Depending upon which type of stream you have access to, you can publish content on that stream. The publishing of content is done by complying to the pre-defined security rules.

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Publishing the Content

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Qlik Sense Streams

vi. Qlik Sense Tasks

The Tasks section manages a wide variety of tasks and provides a range of operations which can perform on the tasks in order to manage them. Primarily, there are two types of tasks in Qlik Sense, Reload tasks, and User synchronization tasks.

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QMC – Tasks

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vii. Qlik Sene Users

You can access all the user details from this section which are imported from the user directories and manage it.  

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Qlik Sense Users

You can also set the security rules and access type you want to grant to a particular user. This is done by assigning a role to the user from the given list. The status of the user and its role is shown in the table given in this section.

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Status of the User and Its Role

3. How to Manage Resources in Qlik Sense?

i. Qlik Sense Audit

In this section, you can query or audit Qlik Sense resources and users. You can use the audit queries to audit the security or sync rules in the system. Also, you can set the audit environment (hub or QMC) and privileges from this section. The audit will return all the privileges that are available for a service. 

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Qlik Sense Audit

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Audit Privileges

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Audit Environment

ii. Qlik Sense Security Rules

This section provides the entire list of security rules set for each Qlik Sense resource. The security rules define the type or extent of access should be granted to the users using Qlik Sense resources.

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Qlik Management Console Security Rule

iii. Qlik Sense Custom Properties

You can create security rules using the custom properties section. You can define properties and values for a security rule which will be applied to a resource.


Qlik Sense Custom Properties

iv. Qlik Sense License and Tokens

From this section, you can manage the number of licensing tokens you can allocate to different access types. You can see the license usage summary here.


Qlik Sense License and Tokens

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You can also manage the user access allocation properties, as you can allocate, deallocate and reallocate the access types to users from here.


Manage the User Allocation Properties

v. Qlik Sense Extensions

Extensions, which are used to visualize data are managed from this tab. Only the root administrator has got the rights to import extensions into the QMC. 


QMC – Qlik Sense Extensions

vi. Qlik Sense Tags

The QMC tags are created and managed from this tab. Tags are generated and attached to QS resources so that they can be identified through searching and be manageable.

vii. User Directory Connectors in Qlik Sense

This tab manages the user directory connectors. The UDC connects to the configured directory connections in order to fetch user information. The UDCs found by default in Qlik Sense are Generic LDAP, Active Directory, ODBC, Access, Excel, SQL etc.  


User Directory Connectors

4. Qlik Sense Governance

i. Monitoring Apps in Qlik Sense

The governance section maintains the log file data. From the monitoring apps tab, you can monitor and manage the performance aspects like a 24-hour summary, performance, task overview, task summary, session overview, log details etc.


Monitoring Apps

You can monitor two elements from this tab, i.e. a license monitor.


License Monitor in QMC

And an operation monitor.


Operation Monitor

5. Qlik Sense Configure System

i. Nodes in Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense functions with the help of a cluster of servers or nodes connected to each other and to a central node. You can manage the central and sub-nodes from here. 


Nodes in Qlik Sense

ii. Engines in Qlik Sense

The Qlik Sense Engine Service (QES) is managed from this tab. You can manage different aspects and properties of the engine from here.


Engines in Qlik Sense

iii. Qlik Sense Printing

This tab manages the Qlik Sense Printing service (QPR) which takes care of the data exporting and printing from Qlik Sense.


Qlik Sense Printing

iv. Proxies in Qlik Sense

This tab manages the Qlik Sense Proxy Service (QPS) which handles load balancing, authentication, and session handling.


Proxies in Qlik Sense

v. Qlik Sense Virtual Proxies

Several virtual proxies also run on a single QPS which enables multiple sets of authentications, load balancing and session handling properties manages on one proxy node.


Qlik Sense Virtual Proxies

vi. Schedulers in Qlik Sense

This tab manages the Qlik Sense Schedulers Service (QSS) which handles the scheduling tasks such as reloading and synchronizing.


Qlik Sense Schedulers

vii. Qlik Sense Repositories

This tab managed the Qlik Sense Repository service (QRS) which handles the performance and synchronization of QS apps, license, security and service configuration. The QRS manages multi-nodes QS sites and also creates a connection between the repository directory.


Repositories in Qlik Sense

viii. Sync Rules in Qlik Sense 

This tab lists all the existing and available sync rules. You can manage them by the Edit, Delete and Create new options available in the tab.


Sync Rules in Qlik Sense

ix. Qlik Sense Certificates

This tab manages all the user certificates issued for authenticating services in Qlik Sense.


Qlik Sense Certificates

So, this was all in Qlik QMC Tutorial. Hope you liked our explanation.

6. Summary – Qlik QMC

Hence, in this QMC tutorial, we discussed the Qlik Management Console for Qlik Sense used to centrally manage all the different aspects of Qlik Sense’s functioning.

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