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X-Pack gives the ability for admins to limit what certain users see when they log in to Kibana with a
When you assign a user this role, the next time they sign in to Kibana they will only be able to see the Dashboard app, and no editing tools will be available.
If a user is also assigned the reserved
superuser role, they will be able to see all of Kibana and have
kibana_dashboard_only_user role comes preconfigured with read only permissions on the
If you assign a user the
kibana_dashboard_only_user role, along with a role with write permissions on
the .kibana index, they will have write access, even though the controls will remain hidden in the kibana
For advanced set ups that use a custom Kibana index, advanced configurations are possible.