Ooyala Flex Console

In order to access the Ooyala Flex Console, you must first log in. To log in to Ooyala Flex Console, you must have a user account created for you by a system administrator. Once they have done this, you can follow the steps below to log in.

Logging into the Ooyala Flex Console for the first time

  1. In your e-mail inbox, you will find an email containing your Login Name and a password reset URL. Click the link.

  2. Change your password to one that you’ll remember. Keep in mind that your administrator may have applied certain constraints, such as character limit and special characters.

  3. Once your password has been successfully changed, you can use it to login to Ooyala Flex.

Logging into Ooyala Flex

Navigate to your organisation’s Ooyala Flex login page and enter your username and password.

Logging out of Ooyala Flex

To log out of Ooyala Flex, click Logout in the top-right corner of the screen.

Interface overview

When you log into Ooyala Flex, you will see the main Ooyala Flex console.

A) Tabs: By clicking on each tab in the Global Navigation, you can access the various object types that you have created in Ooyala Flex, such as workflows, assets, resources, and so on. If you create a custom object type, it will also appear here in its own tab alongside the system object types.

B) Warnings and Notifications / Available Tasks: Some dashboards will show warnings of things that have failed and various “calls to action” if user interaction is required. The desktop dashboard shows an aggregation of all warnings and notifications from all dashboards. You might also see an overview of any tasks.

C) Wizards (I Want To..): Multi-screen wizards to manage common tasks. For more information on wizards, visit the Wizards page.

D) Reports: These will include, failed jobs, workflows, and resources. For more information on reports, please visit the Reports page.

E) Shortcuts: Direct links to objects you have saved as your favourites. You can save any Ooyala Flex object that you have created, so that you access it quickly and easily. For more information on creating a shortcut, visit the Basic Navigation section.

F) Saved Searches: Searches you have saved, which contain certain search criteria you might want to use again. In Ooyala Flex there are various types of searches that you can perform. These include global searches, text searches, object specific searches, and pre-populated searches. For more information on searches, visit the Search section.

G) Recent Activity: This is a real-time update of events as they occur, grouped by object event type. Every tab in the Global Navigation shows you recent activity associated with the dashboard you are currently viewing. The Desktop tab provides an aggregate overview of all the Objects in the system. It basically shows you a snapshot of what’s going on when you first log in, and alerts you of any issues that require your attention.

On the right-hand side of each event, you will be able to see when it occurred.

Each event type will have a unique symbol associated with it.

For example, if a user logs into the console, you might see their profile picture.

The Toolbar: The toolbar houses several options including the New option which enables you to create new objects. To find out more about the toolbar, visit Basic Navigation.