Enable Kibana

You get Kibana for free with every cluster you create. 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 version 5.0 and later, you can log into Kibana with 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.


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.