Grant privileges and roles needed to read Functionbeat data from Kibanaedit

Kibana users typically need to view dashboards and visualizations that contain Functionbeat data. These users might also need to create and edit dashboards and visualizations.

To grant users the required privileges:

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

    Type Privilege Purpose


    read on functionbeat-* indices

    Read data indexed by Functionbeat


    Read or All on Dashboards, Visualize, and Discover

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

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

    Role Purpose


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