Change to your local Kibana directory. Start the development server.
On Windows, you’ll need to use Git Bash, Cygwin, or a similar shell that exposes the
shcommand. And to successfully build you’ll need Cygwin optional packages zip, tar, and shasum.
Now you can point your web browser to http://localhost:5601 and start
using Kibana! When running
yarn start, Kibana will also log that it
is listening on port 5603 due to the base path proxy, but you should
still access Kibana on port 5601.
By default, you can log in with username
elastic and password
changeme. See the
--help options on
yarn es <command> if
you’d like to configure a different password.
Unsupported URL Typeedit
If you’re installing dependencies and seeing an error that looks something like
Unsupported URL Type: link:packages/kbn-eslint-config
you’re likely running
npm. To install dependencies in Kibana you
need to run
yarn kbn bootstrap. For more info, see
Setting Up Your
Development Environment above.
config/kibana.yml file stores user configuration directives.
Since this file is checked into source control, however, developer
preferences can’t be saved without the risk of accidentally committing
the modified version. To make customizing configuration easier during
development, the Kibana CLI will look for a
file if run with the
--dev flag. This file behaves just like the
non-dev version and accepts any of the
Using an Alternate YML Fileedit
To run Kibana with an alternate yml file, use the
--config option to specify the path to the desired yml file. For example:
yarn start --config=config/my_config.yml
Potential Optimization Pitfallsedit
- Webpack is trying to include a file in the bundle that was deleted and is now complaining about it being missing
- A module id that used to resolve to a single file now resolves to a directory, but webpack isn’t adapting
- (if you discover other scenarios, please send a PR!)
Setting Up SSLedit
Kibana includes self-signed certificates that can be used for
development purposes in the browser and for communicating with
yarn start --ssl &
yarn es snapshot --ssl.