Repositories and Views

Organise your data into Repositories and combine them using Views

Data is stored within Humio in a repository. The repository organizes the collection of data with associated storage. Often there will be one physical repository per project or system. However, this may vary based on the data volume, user permissions and many other factors.

Within Humio, each repository has its own set of users, dashboards, saved queries, and parsers. In a repository, you can control data retention and create parsers to distinguish incoming data.

The following diagram provides an overview of the configuration flow to ingest data using Humio.

graph LR; A["Install and Configure Humio"]--> B B["Create a Repository"]--> C C["Configure Data Ingest"]--> D D["Parse and Filter Data"]--> E E["Enrich Data"]--> F F["Query Data"] style C fill:#A6A0D2

Figure 30. Flow

  • Creating and Configuring Repositories

    To start working with humio wou will need to create and configure repositores to manage your data, see Create a Repository for information on creating repositories and for information on how to configure Repository Settings like data retention.

  • Ingesting Data

    Data is added to a repository through a process called ingestion. Ingestion reads the data and parses the data to extract and identify fields and values. See Ingesting Data for more information.

  • Searching for Data in Repository and View

    How to search and query the information stored within a repository or view. See Accessing Data in Repositories and Views for more information.

  • Enriching Event Text via File

    This page allows you to add text to events for search purposes using a CSV file. See Enrich Event Text via File for more information.

  • Creating Dashboards

    Dashboards enable you to save searches and widgets (graphs, tables etc) to display them into a single display. With a dashboard, you can easily monitor the data, you'll see in graphs and tables search criteria results, see Creating a New Dashboard for more information.

  • Configuring Security Settings and Authentication

    The security and authentication settings allow you to manage the security of your data, including user management, audit logging, authentication, authorization, and using third-party identity providers, see Security & Authentication for more information.

  • Creating and Configuring Views

    Views provide alternative representations of the data, either to limit the access to specific users, to filter out events, and to enable searching multiple repositories, for details on how to create a view, see Creating a View and for view settings see View Settings.

If you're new to Humio, you may want to look at the Humio Training section of the Humio Library. Start by reading the Getting Started Tutorial. You may also want to read through the Foundational Concepts pages.