Rual cluster menu

Introduction to the main elements of your Rual cluster.


General information on the usage of your application.

User profile

Change password, language preferences or add 2FA methods in the top right corner.


A list of all blueprints in your cluster. Blueprints are the workspaces where you build your application. Use the filter icon in the right top corner to filter on tags.

Tags are labels that you can add to a blueprint to organize your files. You can add a new tag in the blueprint (button in menu bar).

Storage fields
Every cluster can define their own storage fields. Click on a field name to see how often and where it is used.
Add storage fields by typing them in the blueprint, where you want to use it. When you add a new field, you have to set the field type, by choosing from a list of available types.


Settings keys
Settings keys can be used throughout the cluster and the content can be changed for all occurrences at once. Use this to set API tokens, VAT percentages or general email addresses.

Block search
Block search refers to all blocks used in your blueprints. The result of your search is clickable and will take you right to the point in the blueprint where the block is.
If you are looking for document actions, you can search for the storage name. It will show all blocks that use the specified storage.

UI logs
Here you can find a list of UI activities from users in your own application.

User interfaces

A list of all UI pages. Click on the page name to bring you to the blueprint. Easy overview of all security scopes set for the pages. The page name will by default start with the cluster name. But it is also possible to add Cnames. The Rual cluster name is skipped for Cname pages.

Templates are the only places in Rual where you can use code: HTML and CSS. You can create templates to add your own design to the UI pages, login and password reset pages and emails. The template should be at least Bootstrap 4 compatible.


FTP template management
Rual provides a simple text editor to make small changes to templates. For more extensive changes it is possible to use an FTP connection to synchronize your local files with the Rual cluster. This way you can use your own editor. The FTP host, user and password can be found in the Templates menu.

In order to use pictures or logo's on your pages, either in a blueprint or in a template, you need to upload the file to your cluster. This is done in the assets menu. You can use folders to organize the assets.

Cluster management

Default is your entity name. This can be a custom URL (like or the name. Cnames can be added to add applications on other domain names.

Storages can be added while working in a Blueprint. Use this overview to go to the detail page for a storage and set revisions and revision expiry. A storage can be deleted if it is empty.

An overview of all API endpoints used in your cluster.

The queue information shows for each repeating event the next time it will be executed. The queue also gives information on batches that are processed in the queue.

The API history for all traffic in your cluster.

Cluster settings

All users
In this menu you can add users for the Studio environment. The list will also show users for your applications. You can create these separately with the user management blocks in the blueprints, allowing users to set their own password.

OAuth 2.0 applications
Select the applications that you allow for sign on with OAuth 2.0. These settings will be valid for everyone in your cluster.

Setup Wizard
System defaults for language, time zone, number format. The settings are not obligatory. Additional settings keys can be added in the menu under the blueprints section.

next course: Blueprint Menu

part of the Introduction series