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Navigation and UI

The user interface (UI) is the main way to interact with the applications and information in a Brinqa instance.


The Brinqa 5.x user interface provides an updated look and usability improvements. Notable features include a single-page application for faster content loading, server-push using web sockets, a redesigned application navigator, and an enhanced view builder.

Figure 1. BUI5 user interface

Table 1. User interface components

Component Description
Application header A branded header, runs across the top of every page and contains the application name and logo, and links to administrative modules. See the table below for more detail.
Application navigation Also called the left-navigation bar. Provides links to all modules within the current application.
Content frame The central part of the layout, where most information is displayed in list, form, and show views.

Table 2. Application header modules

Control Description
User menu Provides access to the following options:
  • Profile: Opens your user profile, where you can edit personal details and reset your password.
  • Logout: Returns to the Welcome page for subsequent login.
Application launcher Provides a link to the application launcher, a list of available applications.
Administration Provides a link to current application's administration module.
Help Provides options to open product documentation and contact support.
  • Documentation: Opens the official Brinqa product documentation site.
  • Support: Opens the Brinqa support portal.
  • Submit a ticket: Sends an email message to
  • About: Provides information about the Brinqa version.

Logging in

Each Brinqa instance has a unique, secure web address. The base URL for each instance has the default format: https://<instancename>

Users log in to the instance from a web browser.

  1. Enter the base URL in any web browser.
    • If your system uses external authentication, you are automatically logged in. For example, you may log into company services when you log in to your computer.
    • If your system does not use external authentication, the Welcome page appears.
  2. Enter your user name and password.
  3. Press the Enter key or click Sign in.

View or update your user profile

All users can update personal information in their user profile.

Users can update their first name, last name, and email.

  1. Click the User Menu icon in the application header (upper right).
  2. Select Profile.
  3. Click Edit to update information like first name, last name, and email address.
  4. Modify desired fields.
  5. Click Update to save your updated changes.

Change your password

All users can change their passwords.

  1. Click the User Menu icon in the application header (upper right).
  2. Select Profile.
  3. Click Change Password.
  4. Enter current password and new password.
    Note: The Update button will be enabled only if the new password meets the password policy requirements.
    The default password policy expects Good level.
  5. Click Update to save your updated password.