Workspaces are created by organization administrators via the workspace creation wizard, and the workspace creator is automatically added as a user in the created workspace.
This article will take you through all the basic steps needed to create a workspace in Backstage.
Creating a workspace
In the Backstage home page, click on Create a workspace.
The workspace creation wizard will take you through the necessary steps to creating a workspace.
1. Selecting a workspace template
The first screen displayed as part of the wizard allows you to select a workspace template.
Templates contain re-usable content, configurations, and default settings, and selecting one during the workspace creation process will save time when building up the workspace after it is created.
Here you can select one of the default SpotMe templates, or select any existing template that belongs to your organization. For more advanced information on creating templates for your organization, you can refer to the Workspace templates article.
2. Adding the workspace information
Fill in the below fields in order to add the details of your workspace.
Note: Based on the template you have selected for the workspace, and your organization's default settings, most of these fields may be pre-filled, in which case you simply need to check and edit the information as needed.
Enter the name of the workspace that will be displayed in the app.
Start date and End date
Enter the dates during which the workspace will be used by the app users.
This could be the duration of a real-life happening such as an event, or perhaps the duration of a course or e-learning, or anything that you are creating an app for.
Enter a location (city) for the workspace. This can be for example be where the real-life happening or event is taking place (venue).
This workspace has users in multiple locations
You can select this option if your workspace users will be logging in from multiple physical locations. This will provide helpful information to SpotMe with regards to server use.
Timezone and data location
Select the timezone of the workspace, and select the country or continent where the workspace is located (this is also for server use).
Select the default app that will house the new workspace that you are creating. The workspace will only be visible in this selected container app.
Once you have added the workspace details, click on Proceed to move to the next step in the wizard.
3. Summary of the workspace
At this stage, a summary of all the workspace information that you have entered or selected is displayed.
You can review the information here and make any necessary changes by selecting the corresponding Edit links.
Once you have verified all the information, please select Create workspace.
Backstage will now create the workspace. While the workspace is being created, feel free to click on the See more links in the screen to find out more about using Backstage.
Once the workspace is created, Backstage will take you to the workspace's dashboard, where these settings can be modified at any time.
For the next steps in this Getting started series, please continue to the Workspace dashboard article.