Access Kibana

Kibana is an open source analytics and visualization platform designed to search, view, and interact with data stored in Elasticsearch indices. The use of Kibana is included with your subscription.

For new Elasticsearch clusters that use version 5.0 and later, we automatically create a Kibana instance for you. If you use a version before 5.0 or if your cluster didn’t include a Kibana instance initially, there might not be a Kibana endpoint URL shown, yet. To gain access, all you need to do is enable Kibana first.

To access Kibana:

  1. Log in to the Elasticsearch Add-On for Heroku console.
  2. On the Deployments page, select your deployment.

    Narrow your deployments by name, ID, or choose from several other filters. To customize your view, use a combination of filters, or change the format from a grid to a list.

  3. Under Applications, click the Kibana Launch link and wait for Kibana to open.

    The default port 9243 of the resulting URL can be also changed to 443.

  4. Log into Kibana.

    For version 5.0 and later: Log into Kibana as the elastic superuser to try it out. The password was provided when you created your cluster or can be reset.

    For versions before 5.0: and if Shield is enabled, you can log into Kibana with the admin user to try it out. The password was provided when you enabled Shield or can be reset.

In production systems, you might need to control what Elasticsearch data users can access through Kibana, so you need create credentials that can be used to access the necessary Elasticsearch resources. This means granting read access to the necessary indexes, as well as access to update the .kibana index.