Kibana 8.0.0-rc2edit

For information about the Kibana 8.0.0-rc2 release, review the following information.

Breaking changeedit

Breaking changes can prevent your application from optimal operation and performance. Before you upgrade, review the breaking change, then mitigate the impact to your application.

Removes the ability to use elasticsearch.username: elastic in production

In production, you are no longer able to use the elastic superuser to authenticate to Elasticsearch. For more information, refer to #122722.

When you configure elasticsearch.username: elastic, Kibana fails.

To review the breaking changes in previous versions, refer to the following:

8.0.0-rc1 | 8.0.0-beta1 | 8.0.0-alpha2 | 8.0.0-alpha1


Kibana 8.0.0-rc2 adds the following new and notable features.

Dashboard Integration #115991
Elastic Security
For the Elastic Security 8.0.0-rc2 release information, refer to Elastic Security Solution Release Notes.
Enterprise Search Stack Monitoring #114303
  • Adds Agent Keys in APM settings - Create agent keys #120373
  • Adds Agent Keys in APM settings - Agent key table #119543
  • Allows users to set Download Speed, Upload Speed, and Latency for their synthetic monitors in Uptime #118594
Changes saved objects management inspect view to a read-only JSON view of the whole saved object #112034