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What is Cloudflare Dashboard ?

Last modified: October 5, 2022
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What is Cloudflare Dashboard?

The Cloudflare Dashboard manages account and domain settings. Key dashboard features include:

  • Control Cloudflare features,
  • Gain insights into domain security and caching analytics
  • Share account access to additional users, and
  • Configure settings from any device via our flexible dashboard design.

All Cloudflare plans allow sharing account access with additional users. Additionally, Enterprise plans allow Administrators to create Multi-User accounts. It is allow each of the user to edit only those Cloudflare settings applicable to their role.

The Cloudflare dashboard requires a web browser that supports TLS 1.2 or newer. The Cloudflare dashboard isn’t supported on pre IE 10 browser versions.

Summary of Cloudflare dashboard apps

The Cloudflare dashboard contains several apps focused on optimizing security, improving performance, enhancing site reliability, and providing data insights. The information below summarizes the utility of each dashboard app:

Overview

Provides the following functionalities:

  • Summarizes site analytics
  • Displays notifications
  • Links to common quick actions
  • Summarizes plan extensions and add-on features
  • Provides API authentication details, including Zone ID and Account ID
  • Allows changing domain plans
  • Allows removing a site from Cloudflare
Analytics

Monitor statistics and trends on:

  • Visitor traffic
  • DNS request handling
  • Threat detection
  • Performance
DNS:
  • Manage a domain’s DNS records
  • Select which A or CNAME records to proxy to Cloudflare
  • Find the Cloudflare nameservers assigned to your domain
Spectrum:
  • Protect all TCP/UDP ports from layer 3 and 4 Denial-of-Service attacks
  • Stop traffic snooping by enabling TLS encryption for TCP services
Crypto:
  • Manage Cloudflare’s SSL certific ate products
  • Adjust browser supportability by modifying TLS and encryption settings
  • Redirect all HTTP requests to secure HTTPS
Firewall:
  • Block or allow traffic based on IP address, IP range, country, or user agent
  • Set rate limits and restrict specific URL access to specific IPs
  • Adjust OWASP and WAF Rule settings
  • Evaluate visitor’s HTTP headers for threats
Access:
  • Eliminate VPNs without requiring changes at your origin
  • Protect internal resources by requiring authentication
  • Control which users and groups have access to sensitive resources
  • Review access logs
Speed:
  • Improve load time on mobile devices that use slow networks
  • Compress images to accelerate page load
  • Accelerate site speed by minifying the size of your origin source code
  • Defer loading JavaScript until after your site is render
Caching:
  • Adjust caching level
  • Purge cached files from all Cloudflare data centers
  • Tell Cloudflare what to cache and set browser cache expiration
Workers:
  • Run JavaScript applications in a serverless execution environment
  • Scale applications without spending effort on infrastructure or operations
  • Build granular control into requests and responses
Page Rules:
  • Provides granular control for many Cloudflare settings based on a matching URL
  • Cache static HTML
Network:
  • Toggle features that enhance network performance such as HTTP/2 and QUIC.
Traffic:
  • Reduce latency and connection errors
  • Protect origin web servers from IP address exposure and attack
  • Balance traffic and prevent disruptions
Stream:
  • Encode, store, and deliver your videos
  • Automatically optimize format and bitrate for every device and network
Custom Pages:
  • Create custom error pages for IP blocks, WAF blocks, HTTP 5XX errors, Cloudflare HTTP 1XXX errors, and more
Apps:
  • Preview and install a wide range of apps that enhance your site’s security, performance, analytics, design, etc.
ScrapeShield:
  • Protect sensitive information from spammers and bots
  • Obfuscate email addresses to prevent bot scrapping
  • Prevent image hotlink abuse from unapproved sites
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