Managing channels#

Channels are locations where Navigator and conda look for packages. You can search and browse packages and channels on


Navigator and conda only search for packages in active channels. You can temporarily disable a channel by making it inactive.

For example, let’s say you want to look for packages on the “Milagro” channel of All three of these channel variations will look for packages in the same place on

On the Environment page, click Channels to open the channels manager.

Adding a channel#

  1. Click Add.

  2. Type or paste the channel name, the URL, or the conda URL.


    A URL can also contain an access token parameter and value. A URL will automatically be transformed to a conda URL.

  3. Click Save.

Deleting a channel#

  1. Click the trash can icon next to the channel name.

  2. Click Update Channels.