Admin Panel

Admin Panel is the place where you can manage all things that are logged to the Mercury's database:

  • add/delete/upade notebooks
  • access to all tasks executed
  • add/delete/update users (only for Pro)
  • add/detele/update groups (only for Pro)

Set up Admin Panel

You need to define three environment variables during the deployment to access the Admin Panel. You can do this by adding them in .env file if you are using docker-compose method for deployment:


If you are not using docker-compose for deployment, then the process of setting environment variables depends on the cloud provider where you deploy the Mercury. For example in Heroku, you can set them with command line:

heroku config:set DJANGO_SUPERUSER_USERNAME=your_user_name
heroku config:set DJANGO_SUPERUSER_PASSWORD=your_secret_password
heroku config:set DJANGO_SUPERUSER_EMAIL=your_email

Admin Panel locally

You can set Admin Panel when running Mercury locally. Please run the command mercury createsuperuser and follow the instructions on the terminal.

Log in to Admin Panel

Please add /admin to your server URL. For example, the mercury is running at: then the Admin Panel address is You should see the log in view:

Log in view to Admin Panel

Please provide the username and password used in setup and click Log in button.

Running Mercury without domain

You can run Mercury without domain. You will enter the IP address to see the Mercury service. To view the Admin Panel you need to extend the IP address with /admin. For example, your Mercury instance is running at then the Admin Panel is available at

Admin Panel view

After successful log in you will see the Admin Panel. Below is the view of Admin Panel in the open-source version and in the Pro version (available in commercial license)

The open-source Admin Panel view: Admin Panel

The Pro Admin Panel view: Admin Panel Pro


Please click Notebooks to see your notebooks available in the Mercury.

  • To delete the notebook please select the notebook and select the action at the top of the list.
  • To update the notebook please click in the notebook id. The edit view will be available.
  • There is option to add a notebook in the Admin Panel, but it is not recommended. Please use mercury add command to add notebooks to the Mercury.

The Admin Panel Notebooks


Please click Users to see your users. You will see the view like in the screenshot below:

Admin Panel users

To add a new user please click ADD USER button in the top right corner. You will see the view asking for username and password:

Admin Panel add user

Please click SAVE you will be asked for personal information: first name, last name and email address.

Admin Panel user personal info

Please scroll down and fill the Last login time (click Today and Now). Please click SAVE button to have user account created.

Admin Panel add user save


Mercury groups can be used to share a notebook with selected group of users. The first step is to create a group. Then users need to be added to the group by creating the membership.

The empty list of Merucry groups: Admin Panel group

Please click ADD MERCURY GROUP and fill the form: Admin Panel add group

The view after adding a first group: Admin Panel group


To add users in the group please create a Mercury membership.

The empty list of memberships: Admin Panel Memberships

Please click ADD MEMBERSHIP and select user and group: Admin Panel add membership

The view after successfull creation of the membership: Admin Panel membership added