Get started with administration
These resources will help you get started with your Mattermost self-hosted or Cloud workspace.
Optimize your workspace - Review health and growth scores for your Mattermost workspace, and take necessary action using the workspace optimization page in the System Console.
Configure your workspace - Mattermost offers extensive configuration options for both self-hosted Mattermost servers and Mattermost Cloud workspaces, and provides a list of deprecated configuration settings no longer supported.
Environment variables - Learn how to use environment variables to manage configuration for a self-hosted deployment.
Provisioning workflows - Learn how to provision and de-provision user accounts.
User authentication - All versions of Mattermost provide basic authentication and offer multi-factor authentication out of the box. Professional and Enterprise versions of Mattermost also include Active Directory/LDAP and SSO for GitLab SSO, OpenID, Google, and Office365.
User permissions - All versions of Mattermost offer standard user permissions control. Professional and Enterprise versions also include advanced permissions control to customize which users can perform specific actions, and System Admin roles to grant admins from your organization access to specific areas of the Mattermost System Console.
Manage team and channel members - Manage team and channel members synchronization, moderation, and membership settings.
Customize branding - Change Mattermost branding, site name, and description with custom branding tools.
Compliance tools - Extract data from Mattermost for eDiscovery use in legal cases, create Compliance monitoring reports for query and download actions, or Compliance export reports for channel history actions, carry out a legal hold, set custom data retention policies, and set custom terms of service for team members.
Notify admin - Keep track of your users’ feature requirement needs.
Advanced user management
AD/LDAP groups - Sync AD/LDAP groups with Mattermost roles and teams.
Use AD/LDAP synchronized groups to manage team or private channel membership - Synchronize your AD/LDAP group with private Mattermost channels and teams.
Guest accounts - Create guest accounts to collaborate with individuals outside your organization.
SAML Single Sign-On - Configure Mattermost to be a SAML 2.0 service provider.
SAML Single Sign-On: technical documentation - SAML 2.0 reference documentation for Mattermost.
Advanced workspace management
Shared channels - Connect channels from multiple Mattermost servers in a federated architecture.
Statistics - Get statistics about your Mattermost server usage.
In-product notices - Get notified about Mattermost updates via in-app notices.
User satisfaction surveys - Learn about Mattermost user satisfaction surveys and how to configure their operation.
Health check - Configure health probes for your Mattermost server.
Announcement banner - Display notices to your users via an announcement banner.
Bulk export tool - Export user, team, channel, and post data from Mattermost.