Enable user profile APIedit

The user profile feature is designed only for use by Kibana and Elastic’s Observability, Enterprise Search, and Elastic Security solutions. Individual users and external applications should not call this API directly. Elastic reserves the right to change or remove this feature in future releases without prior notice.

Enables a user profile so it’s visible in user profile searches.


POST /_security/profile/<uid>/_enable

PUT /_security/profile/<uid>/_enable


To use this API, you must have the manage_user_profile cluster privilege.


When you activate a user profile, it’s automatically enabled and visible in user profile searches. If you later disable the user profile, you can use the enable user profile API to make the profile visible in these searches again.

Path parametersedit

(Required, string) Unique identifier for the user profile.

Query parametersedit

(Optional, enum) If true, Elasticsearch refreshes the affected shards to make this operation visible to search, if wait_for then wait for a refresh to make this operation visible to search, if false do nothing with refreshes. Valid values: true, false, wait_for. Default: false.


The following request enables the user profile for a uid matching u_79HkWkwmnBH5gqFKwoxggWPjEBOur1zLPXQPEl1VBW0_0:

POST /_security/profile/u_79HkWkwmnBH5gqFKwoxggWPjEBOur1zLPXQPEl1VBW0_0/_enable