Getting Started

X-Pack reporting is automatically enabled when you install X-Pack into Kibana. For more information, see Installing X-Pack.

To manually generate a report:

  1. Open Kibana in your web browser and log in. If you are running Kibana locally, go to http://localhost:5601. To access Kibana and generate reports, you need the kibana_user and reporting_user roles. For more information, see Reporting and Security.
  2. Open the dashboard, visualization, or saved search you want to include in the report.
  3. Click Reporting in the Kibana toolbar:

    Reporting Button

  4. Depending on the Kibana application, choose the appropriate options:

    1. If you’re on Discover, click the Generate CSV button.
    2. If you’re on Visualize or Dashboard:

      1. Select either Optimize PDF for printing or Preserve existing layout in PDF. For an explanation of the different layout modes, see PDF Layout Modes.
      2. Click the Generate PDF button.

If you want to automatically generate reports from a script or with Watcher, use the displayed Generation URL. For more information, see Automating Report Generation