Heartbeat features that require authorizationedit

After securing Heartbeat, make sure your users have the roles (or associated privileges) required to use these Heartbeat features. Note that some of the roles shown here are built-in, and some are user-defined.

Feature Role

Send data to a secured cluster

heartbeat_writer [1]

Load index templates

heartbeat_writer [1] and kibana_user

Load Heartbeat dashboards into Kibana

heartbeat_writer [1] and kibana_user

Load machine learning jobs


Read indices created by Heartbeat

heartbeat_reader [1]

View Heartbeat dashboards in Kibana


Load index lifecycle policies and use index lifecycle management

heartbeat_ilm [1]

To create the user-defined roles shown here, see Configure authentication credentials and Grant users access to Heartbeat indices. You may want to define additional roles to provide more restrictive access.

[1] These roles are user-defined.