Fabric8 Developer Console provides a rich HTML5 web application for creating, building, testing and managing microservices on Kubernetes.
The fabric8 console uses the authentication of the underlying system. Therefor you need to adjust the authentication on your base platform.
So if you are on openshift have a look how to configure authentication.
The console has a number of tabs that let you work with the various Kubernetes resources. We'll highlight the main ones you'll need to use:
The main tab to get a feel for what's running in your system is the Controllers tab which shows all the replication controllers.
To scale up or down a controller to run more or less pods (containers) just increase or decrease the Desired Replicas value and hit Save and hey presto pods are created or destroyed.
You can also drag folder from the Library to your desktop and local file system to save them.
If you use the Fabric8 Vagrant approach then the URL is
Otherwise you need to find the host name to use.
e.g. on OpenShift V3 you can find it via:
oc get route fabric8