Create a Couchbase Capella Account

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    You need to create a Couchbase Capella account to start using Capella to manage your data.

    The easiest way to get started is with a Couchbase Capella Free Trial. The fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to get started is to trial Capella with the Couchbase’s Cloud Account option. If you choose to trial Capella managed in Your Cloud Provider, please see here for additional prerequisites and set-up steps.

    If you are starting a Sales Assisted or Proof-of-Concept account, and you have been provided an Activation ID, first follow Sign Up for Your Free Trial on this page, then you will be shown how to activate your account on the next page.

    If you’ve received an invitation to join Couchbase Capella from someone within your organization, refer to Accept an Invitation to Join Couchbase Capella below for instructions.

    Sign Up for Your Free Trial

    1. Go to https://cloud.couchbase.com/sign-up.

      The sign-up page for the 30-day free trial of Couchbase Capella
    2. Provide your account details. Enter the following information to create your account:

      • Full Name

      • Email Address

      • Password

        Passwords have the following requirements:

        • Contain at least eight characters

        • Contain uppercase, number, and symbol characters

      • Organization Name

    3. To be updated on offers, products, and services from Couchbase, review the Privacy Policy ↗️ and click the checkbox.

    4. Review the Terms of Service ↗️.

    5. Click Sign Up to accept the Terms of Service and create your account.

    6. Confirm your account.

      An email will be sent to you asking you to confirm your email address. Once you click the confirmation link, your account will be confirmed and you’ll be able to sign into Couchbase Cloud at cloud.couchbase.com.

    Control Plane UI Overview

    1. Couchbase Capella will proceed with automatically deploying the cluster.

    2. A cluster will generally take under 2 minutes to deploy.

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    In the middle section, you will see three sections: Set Up, Access, and Work With Data.

    • Set Up: Provides a link to the Clusters area, the Welcome Video and this tutorial.

    • Access: Provides links to establishing credentials for external database access and the area for setting up allowed IP addresses.

    • Work With Data: Links to the sample data import tool.

    On the right, you will see three sections: Cluster Status, What’s Next, and Want to Know More?.

    • Cluster Status: Links to where you can see all of your database clusters.

    • What’s Next: Links to many helpful resources and access to the Capella Forum.

    • Want to Know More?: Here you can contact the Couchbase Team.

    On the left, you will see the main navigation items, like Clusters, Projects, and Users.

    Now move on to Next Steps below.

    Accept an Invitation to Join Couchbase Capella

    If an existing Couchbase Capella user invites you to their organization, you will receive an email inviting you to create a new Couchbase Capella account. (If you already have a Capella account under the same email address, you will instead receive an email inviting you to join the new organization.)

    1. Open your invitation email, and click Confirm email.

      If you don’t see the invitation email in your inbox, make sure to check your spam or junk folder.

    2. Provide your account details.

      Provide the following information to create your account:

      • Full Name

      • Password

    Once your account has been confirmed, you can use your credentials at cloud.couchbase.com to log into the Couchbase Capella UI. When you log in for the first time, you’ll be brought to the Dashboard of the organization you were invited to.

    Feel free to move on to Next Steps below.

    Next Steps

    If you chose to let Couchbase manage Capella in Couchase’s Cloud Account, then the next step is to explore Capella further, loading data, and configuring the Cluster.

    If you choose to trial Capella managed in Your Cloud Provider, please see here for additional prerequisites and set-up steps, then move on to the next step: Deploy Your First Cluster.