In dashboard-only mode, users have access to only the Dashboard app. Users can view and filter the dashboards, but cannot create, edit, or delete them. This enables you to:
- Show off your dashboards without giving users access to all of Kibana
- Share your Kibana dashboards without the risk of users accidentally editing or deleting them
Dashboard-only mode pairs well with fullscreen mode. You can share your dashboard with the team responsible for showing the dashboard on a big-screen monitor, and not worry about it being modified.
Assign dashboard-only modeedit
With X-Pack security enabled, you can restrict users to dashboard-only mode by assigning
them the built-in
- Go to Management > Security > Users.
- Create or edit a user.
kibana_dashboard_only_userrole and a role that grants
readaccess to the data indices.
For example, to enable users to view the dashboards in the sample data sets, you must assign them the
kibana_dashboard_only_userrole and a role that has
readaccess to the kibana_* indices.
If you assign users the
kibana_dashboard_only_userrole and a role with write permissions to Kibana, they will have write access, even though the controls remain hidden in Kibana.
If you also assign users the reserved
superuserrole, they will have full access to Kibana.
Grant read access to indicesedit
does not provide access to data indices.
You must also assign the user a role that grants
to each index you are using. Use Management > Security > Roles to create or edit a
role and assign index privileges.
For information on roles and privileges, see
Advanced settings for dashboard only modeedit
kibana_dashboard_only_user role grants access to all spaces.
If your setup requires access to a
subset of spaces, you can create a custom role, and then tag it as Dashboard only mode.
Go to Management > Advanced Settings, and search for
By default, this is set to
Add as many roles as you require.