Getting a Realm Object Server Instance

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Starting off: Getting an instance of Realm Platform

Cloud
Self-hosting

Getting a hosted instance of the Realm Object Server is as easy as heading over to our cloud landing page and signing up.

Once you've signed up, you'll create a new instance from our instances management page.

To get an instance of the self-hosted Realm Object Server, you'll need to sign up for a trial here. You'll receive an email with your trial token and some installation instructions. You can also find more detailed instructions in our server docs.

Connect with Realm Studio

Cloud
Self-hosting

Connecting to your cloud instance is easy with Realm Studio. Just click the "Connect to Realm Cloud" button and select your desired instance.

If you are sharing access to your cloud instance with another user, they can connect manually by clicking "Connect to Server".

You can get your instance URL by copying it from your cloud instances dashboard.

Example Cloud URL

Connecting to your self-hosted instance is easy with Realm Studio. Just click the "Connect to Server" button.

Studio Landing Page

In the corresponding popup, you will need to input your server information.

  • URL: your URL should match the following format: http://<ip_address>:port

    • For example, a local installation will look like: http://127.0.0.1:9080

    • If using HTTPS, your format will match: https://<ip_address>:443

  • Username / Password: You will need to login with an admin user. After a fresh installation, a default admin user is created with the username: realm-adminand a blank password. We recommend changing this password as soon as possible for security concerns.

Create an admin user from Studio

For some of our server examples, we'll need an admin user. Luckily, it is very easy to create one from Realm Studio.

  1. Simply click the Users tab

  2. In the lower right hand corner, select Create a new user

  3. Provide a username and password

  4. Once you're created the user, it should appear on the list. Single click the user and a details pane will appear on the right side of studio.

  5. Change your user type from Regular to Administrator

Admin User Details in Studio

Getting Help

Having an issue with Realm Platform that you don't feel you can solve from the documentation? There are a number of avenues for you: