X-Pack security enables you to easily secure a cluster. With security, you can password-protect your data as well as implement more advanced security measures such as encrypting communications, role-based access control, IP filtering, and auditing. For more information, see Securing the Elastic Stack and Configuring Security in Kibana.


You can create and manage users on the Management / Security / Users page. You can also change their passwords and roles. For more information about authentication and built-in users, see Setting Up User Authentication.


You can manage roles on the Management / Security / Roles page. For more information, see Configuring Role-based Access Control.