Enable Kibana

If you use a version before 5.0 or if your cluster didn’t include a Kibana instance initially, use these instructions to enable Kibana first. For new Elasticsearch clusters that use version 5.0 and later, we automatically create a Kibana instance for you that you can access directly. The use of Kibana is included with your subscription.

To enable Kibana on your cluster:

  1. For Elasticsearch versions before 5.0: Make sure you have Shield enabled.
  2. Go to the Configuration page for your cluster and click Enable in the Kibana section.

Enabling Kibana provides you with an endpoint URL, where you can access Kibana. It can take a short while to provision Kibana right after you click Enable, so if you get an error message when you first click the endpoint URL, try again.


For Elasticsearch 2.4 and later: Reporting is available in Elastic Cloud and enables you generate reports that contain Kibana dashboards, visualizations, and saved searches. For more information, see getting started with reporting.