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You do not need to configure any additional settings to use X-Pack security in Kibana. It is enabled by default.
General Security Settingsedit
true(default) to enable X-Pack security.
If set to
kibana.yml, the user and role management options are hidden in this Kibana instance. If
xpack.security.enabledis set to
elasticsearch.yml, however, you can still use the X-Pack security APIs. To disable X-Pack security entirely, see the Elasticsearch Security Settings.
true(default) to use
changemefor the Elasticsearch credentials in Kibana when
elasticsearch.passwordare not defined in
If set to
kibana.yml, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates are used as the fallback instead. For more information, see PKI User Authentication.