Grant privileges and roles needed to read Metricbeat data from Kibanaedit

Kibana users typically need to view dashboards and visualizations that contain Metricbeat 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 metricbeat_reader, that has the following privilege:

    Type Privilege Purpose


    read on metricbeat-* indices

    Read data indexed by Metricbeat


    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 Metrics

    Allow the use of Kibana Metrics

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

    Role Purpose


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