Grant privileges and roles needed to read Filebeat data from Kibanaedit

Kibana users typically need to view dashboards and visualizations that contain Filebeat data. These users might also need to create and edit dashboards and visualizations. If you’re using Beats central management, some of these users might need to create and manage configurations.

To grant users the required privileges:

  1. Create a reader role, called something like filebeat_reader, that has the following privilege:

    Type Privilege Purpose


    read on filebeat-* indices

    Read data indexed by Filebeat


    Read or All on Dashboards, Visualize, and Discover

    Allow the user to view, edit, and create dashboards, as well as browse data.


    Read or All on Kibana Logs

    Allow the use of Kibana Logs

  2. Assign the reader role, along with the following built-in roles, to users who need to read Filebeat data:

    Role Purpose


    Allow users to monitor the health of Filebeat itself. Only assign this role to users who manage Filebeat.


    Create and manage configurations in Beats central management. Only assign this role to users who need to use Beats central management. +