Kibana 8.0.0-alpha2

Kibana 8.0.0-alpha2edit

Review the Kibana 8.0.0-alpha2 changes, then use the Upgrade Assistant to complete the upgrade.

Breaking changesedit

Breaking changes can prevent your application from optimal operation and performance. Review the following breaking changes, then mitigate the impact to your application.

To review the breaking changes in the previous version, refer to 8.0.0-alpha1.

Changes the GET /api/status default behavior

Details
GET /api/status reports a new and more verbose payload. For more information, refer to #110830.

Impact
To retrieve the Kibana status in the previous format, use GET /api/status?v7format=true.

Removes support for legacy exports

Details
In Kibana 8.0.0 and later, the legacy format from Kibana 6.x is unsupported. For more information, refer to #110738

Impact
Using the user interface to import saved objects is restricted to .ndjson format imports.

Removes map.regionmap.*

Details
The deprecated map.regionmap.* setting in kibana.yml has been removed. For more information, refer to #109896.

Impact
If you have maps that use map.regionmap layers:

  1. Remove the map.regionmap layer.
  2. To recreate the choropleth layer, use GeoJSON upload to index your static vector data into Elasticsearch.
  3. Create a choropleth layer from the indexed vector data.
Removes kibana.defaultAppId

Details
The deprecated kibana.defaultAppId setting in kibana.yml, which is also available as kibana_legacy.defaultAppId, has been removed. For more information, refer to #109798.

Impact
When you upgrade, remove kibana.defaultAppId from your kibana.yml file. To configure the default route for users when they enter a space, use the defaultRoute in Advanced Settings.

Removes courier:batchSearches

Details
The deprecated courier:batchSearches setting in Advanced Settings has been removed. For more information, refer to #109350.

Impact
When you upgrade, the courier:batchSearches setting will no longer be available.

Removes xpack.task_manager.index

Details
The deprecated xpack.task_manager.index setting in kibana.yml has been removed. For more information, refer to #108111.

Impact
When you upgrade, remove xpack.task_manager.index from your kibana.yml file.

Removes dashboard-only mode

Details
The legacy dashboard-only mode has been removed. For more information, refer to #108103.

Impact
To grant users access to only dashboards, create a new role, then assign only the Dashboard feature privilege. For more information, refer to Kibana privileges.

Removes xpack.maps.showMapVisualizationTypes

Details
The deprecated xpack.maps.showMapVisualizationTypes setting in kibana.yml has been removed. For more information, refer to #105979

Impact
When you upgrade, remove xpack.maps.showMapVisualizationTypes from your kibana.yml file.

Deprecationsedit

Deprecated functionality does not have an immediate impact on your application, but we strongly recommend you make the necessary updates after you complete the upgrade.

To review the 8.0.0 depcrecations, refer to the 8.0.0-alpha1 release notes.

Featuresedit

The 8.0.0-alpha2 release adds the following new and notable feature.

Security
  • Adds the interactive setup mode #106881

Enhancementsedit

The 8.0.0-alpha2 release includes the following enhancements.

Elastic Security
For the Elastic Security 8.0.0-alpha2 release information, refer to Elastic Security Solution Release Notes.
Security