MaxScale 24.02 MariaDB MaxScale MaxGUI Guide

MariaDB MaxScale MaxGUI Guide


MaxGUI is a browser-based interface for MaxScale REST-API and query execution.

Enabling MaxGUI

To enable MaxGUI in a testing mode, add admin_host= and admin_secure_gui=false under the [maxscale] section of the MaxScale configuration file. Once enabled, MaxGUI will be available on port 8989:

Securing the GUI

To make MaxGUI secure, set admin_secure_gui=true and configure both the admin_ssl_key and admin_ssl_cert parameters.

See Configuration Guide and Configuration and Hardening for instructions on how to harden your MaxScale installation for production use.


MaxGUI uses the same credentials as maxctrl. The default username is admin with mariadb as the password.

Internally, MaxGUI uses JSON Web Tokens as the authentication method for persisting the user's session. If the Remember me checkbox is ticked, the session will persist for 24 hours. Otherwise, the session will expire as soon as MaxGUI is closed.

To log out, simply click the username section in the top right corner of the page header to access the logout menu.



This page provides an overview of MaxScale configuration which includes Monitors, Servers, Services, Sessions, Listeners, and Filters.

By default, the refresh interval is 10 seconds.


This page shows information on each MaxScale object and allow to edit its parameter, relationships and perform other manipulation operations.

Access this page by clicking on the MaxScale object name on the dashboard page


This page visualizes MaxScale configuration and clusters.

  • Configuration: Visualizing MaxScale configuration.
  • Cluster: Visualizing a replication cluster into a tree graph and provides manual cluster manipulation operations such as switchover, reset-replication, release-locks, failover, rejoin . At the moment, it supports only servers monitored by Monitor using mariadbmon module.

Access this page by clicking the graph icon on the sidebar navigation.


This page shows and allows editing of MaxScale parameters.

Access this page by clicking the gear icon on the sidebar navigation.

Logs Archive

Realtime MaxScale logs can be accessed by clicking the logs icon on the sidebar navigation.


The "Workspace" page offers a versatile set of tools for effectively managing data and database interactions. It includes the following key tasks:

1. Run Queries

Execute queries on various servers, services, or listeners to retrieve data and perform database operations. Visualize query results using different graph types such as line, bar, or scatter graphs. Export query results in formats like CSV or JSON for further analysis and sharing.

2. Data Migration

The "Data Migration" feature facilitates seamless transitions from PostgreSQL to MariaDB. Transfer data and database structures between the two systems while ensuring data integrity and consistency throughout the process.

3. Create an ERD

Generating Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) to gain insights regarding data structure, optimizing database design for both efficiency and clarity.


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