Quick Start

Get started with your new Panther account

Get started with Panther by requesting a demo!


Welcome to Panther!

This guide will walk you through your initial login to the Panther Console, as well as how to invite additional users. Once you've completed these steps, head to the Onboarding Guide for full onboarding instructions.

Getting started with key Panther features

Training Video Library

Reference our Training Video Library for additional educational videos, including free product training, recordings of webinars, integration walkthroughs, and more.

Using Panther

You can manage your account and workflows in the Panther Console or using Panther Developer Workflows.

Panther Console

The Panther Console is Panther's web interface, where users can interact with their Panther instance. You can navigate the Panther Console via the left-hand navigation panel or press ⌘ (command) + K at any time to search and jump straight to relevant documentation.

For a preview of the Panther Console, check out the Overview video above or the Panther Product Tour.

Panther Developer Workflows

Panther Developer Workflows are non-console workflows you can use to interact with your Panther account, including CI/CD, API, Terraform, and the Panther Analysis Tool (PAT).


Panther's Glossary introduces common cloud-native, security, and Panther-specific terminology. Refer to the Glossary for extra context and clarity on terms found throughout this documentation.

Getting Started in Panther

Initial Login

To access your Panther Console, you need an instance. An instance is created when the Panther team provisions your account.

Once your account has been provisioned, you will receive an invitation email from [email protected] with your temporary Panther Console login credentials. If you don't see it, be sure to check your spam folder or reach out to your customer support team.

After the initial console login with the provided credentials, you will need to update your password and set up MFA.

Panther requires a strong password:

  • Password must contain at least 12 characters

  • Password must contain at least 1 uppercase character

  • Password must contain at least 1 lowercase character

  • Password must contain at least 1 symbol

  • Password must contain at least 1 number

Inviting Users

After you have successfully logged in, you can invite more users to the platform by navigating to Settings > Users.

We strongly recommend having at least two users with Admin role set up. This will help your organization regain access to the Panther Console if needed.

You can also set up a Single Sign-On (SSO) provider, and optionally enforce its use.

It is also recommended to routinely audit the users who have access to your Panther Console.

Next Step: Start using Panther

Once you've logged in to the Panther Console, it's time to onboard data sources, set up detections, and configure alert destinations. Learn how to complete these tasks in the Onboarding Guide.

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