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The easiest way to manage and authenticate users is with the internal
realm. You can use the REST APIs or Kibana to add and remove users, assign user roles, and
manage user passwords.
X-Pack security enables you to easily manage users in Kibana on the Management / Security / Users page.
Alternatively, you can manage users through the
user API. For more
information and examples, see user management APIs.
To migrate file-based users to the
native realm, use the