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Welcome to Prefect Cloud

Prefect Cloud is an orchestration-as-a-service platform. Prefect Cloud provides all the capabilities of the Prefect UI in a hosted environment, including:

You can also use the Prefect Cloud UI to create ad-hoc flow runs from deployments.

Features only available on Prefect Cloud include:

  • User accounts: personal accounts for working in Prefect Cloud.
  • Workspaces: isolated environments for your flows, deployments, and flow runs.
  • Collaborators: invite others to work in your workspace.
  • Email notifications: configure email alerts based on flow run states and tags.

Viewing a workspace dashboard in the Prefect Cloud UI.

User accounts

When you sign up for Prefect Cloud, a personal account is automatically provisioned for you. A personal account gives you access to profile settings where you can view and administer your:

  • Profile, including profile handle and image
  • API keys

As a personal account owner, you can create workspaces.

While in the current beta phase, Prefect Cloud allows only one workspace per personal user account.

Workspaces

A workspace is an isolated environment within Prefect Cloud for your flows and deployments. Workspaces could be used in any way you like to organize or compartmentalize your workflows. For example, you could use separate workspaces to isolate dev, staging, and prod environments, or to provide separation between different teams.

While in the current beta phase, Prefect Cloud allows only one workspace per personal user account and three collaborators. In the future, Prefect Cloud will enable users to create multiple workspaces and optionally invite additional collaborators to workspaces.

Each workspace keeps track of its own:

When you first log into Prefect Cloud and create your workspace, it will most likely be empty. Don't Panic — you just haven't run any flows tracked by this workspace yet. The next steps will show you how to get started with Prefect Cloud.

Viewing a workspace dashboard in the Prefect Cloud UI.

Start using Prefect Cloud

To create an account or sign in with an existing Prefect Cloud account, go to http://app.prefect.cloud/.

Then see Getting Started with Prefect Cloud to set up your profile and workspace, configure your workflow execution environment, and start running workflows with Prefect Cloud.