Create or Update Roleedit

Warning

This API is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release. Although the underlying mechanism of enforcing role-based access control is stable, the APIs for managing the roles are currently experimental.

Creates a new Kibana role or updates the attributes of an existing role. Kibana roles are stored in the Elasticsearch native realm.

Authorizationedit

To use this API, you must have at least the manage_security cluster privilege.

Requestedit

To create or update a role, issue a PUT request to the /api/security/role/<rolename> endpoint.

PUT /api/security/role/my_kibana_role

Request Bodyedit

The following parameters can be specified in the body of a PUT request to add or update a role:

metadata
(object) Optional meta-data. Within the metadata object, keys that begin with _ are reserved for system usage.
elasticsearch
(object) Optional Elasticsearch cluster and index privileges, valid keys are cluster, indices and run_as. For more information, see Defining Roles.
kibana
(object) An object that specifies the Kibana privileges. Valid keys are global and space. Privileges defined in the global key will apply to all spaces within Kibana, and will take precedent over any privileges defined in the space key. For example, specifying global: ["all"] will grant full access to all spaces within Kibana, even if the role indicates that a specific space should only have read privileges.

Exampleedit

PUT /api/security/role/my_kibana_role
{
  "metadata" : {
    "version" : 1
  },
  "elasticsearch": {
    "cluster" : [ "all" ],
    "indices" : [ {
      "names" : [ "index1", "index2" ],
      "privileges" : [ "all" ],
      "field_security" : {
        "grant" : [ "title", "body" ]
      },
      "query" : "{\"match\": {\"title\": \"foo\"}}"
    } ]
  },
  "kibana": {
    "global": ["all"]
  }
}

Responseedit

A successful call returns a response code of 204 and no response body.

Granting access to specific spacesedit

To grant access to individual spaces within Kibana, specify the space identifier within the kibana object.

Note: granting access

PUT /api/security/role/my_kibana_role
{
  "metadata" : {
    "version" : 1
  },
  "elasticsearch": {
    "cluster" : [ "all" ],
    "indices" : [ {
      "names" : [ "index1", "index2" ],
      "privileges" : [ "all" ],
      "field_security" : {
        "grant" : [ "title", "body" ]
      },
      "query" : "{\"match\": {\"title\": \"foo\"}}"
    } ]
  },
  "kibana": {
    "global": [],
    "space": {
      "marketing": ["all"],
      "engineering": ["read"]
    }
  }
}