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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.
User Interface Security Settingsedit
You can configure the following settings in the
Sets the name of the cookie used for the session. The default value is
- An arbitrary string of 32 characters or more that is used to encrypt credentials in a cookie. It is crucial that this key is not exposed to users of Kibana. By default, a value is automatically generated in memory. If you use that default behavior, all sessions are invalidated when Kibana restarts.
secureflag of the session cookie. The default value is
false. It is set to
server.ssl.keyare set. Set this to
trueif SSL is configured outside of Kibana (for example, you are routing requests through a load balancer or proxy).
- Sets the session duration (in milliseconds). By default, sessions stay active until the browser is closed.