Add Kibana User Settings

Elastic Cloud Enterprise supports most of the standard Kibana and X-Pack settings. Through a YAML editor in the console, you can append Kibana properties to the kibana.yml file. Your changes to the configuration file are read on startup.


Be aware that some settings that could break your cluster if set incorrectly and that the syntax might change between major versions. Before upgrading, be sure to review the full list of the latest Kibana settings and syntax.

To change Kibana settings:

  1. Log into the Cloud UI.
  2. On the Deployments page, select your deployment.

    Narrow the list of the deployments by name, ID, or choose from several other filters. Use a combination of them to further define the list.

  3. From your deployment menu, go to the Edit page.
  4. At the bottom of the Kibana instance, expand the User settings overrides caret.
  5. Update the user settings.
  6. Click Save changes.

Saving your changes initiates a configuration plan change that restarts Kibana automatically for you.


If a setting is not supported by Elastic Cloud Enterprise, you will get an error message when you try to save. We suggest changing one setting with each save, so you know which one is not supported.


If you see that a cluster license is about to expire, don’t panic, it isn’t really. Elastic Cloud Enterprise automatically applies a new cluster license for you. Note that cluster licenses and ECE licenses are separate. For more information about ECE licenses, refer to Manage Licenses.

Example: Set your Kibana landing page

You can specify which Kibana app appears when you open your Kibana endpoint. For example, if you want to open a specific Dashboard every time, simply copy a portion of the URL app/kibana#/{appname}/{appID} and set that as the value.

kibana.defaultAppId: "app/kibana#/dashboard/a8312780-3c3f-11e8-b36a-4f9494701af8"

Example: Increase the timeout for creating reports

When creating reports, you can adjust the number of milliseconds before a worker times out. This is particularly helpful for instances with a slow or heavy load.

xpack.reporting.queue.timeout: "60000"

Example: Change the truncation point for CSV exports

If large exports are causing performance or storage issues, you can increase the number of bytes before the report truncates from the default 10 MB.

xpack.reporting.csv.maxSizeBytes: "20971520"