Configuring Kibanaedit

The Kibana server reads properties from the kibana.yml file on startup. The default settings configure Kibana to run on localhost:5601. To change the host or port number, or connect to Elasticsearch running on a different machine, you’ll need to update your kibana.yml file. You can also enable SSL and set a variety of other options.

Kibana Configuration Settings

server.port:
Default: 5601 Kibana is served by a back end server. This setting specifies the port to use.
server.host:
Default: "localhost" This setting specifies the host of the back end server.
server.basePath:
Enables you to specify a path to mount Kibana at if you are running behind a proxy. This only affects the URLs generated by Kibana, your proxy is expected to remove the basePath value before forwarding requests to Kibana. This setting cannot end in a slash (/).
server.maxPayloadBytes:
Default: 1048576 The maximum payload size in bytes for incoming server requests.
server.name:
Default: "your-hostname" A human-readable display name that identifies this Kibana instance.
server.defaultRoute:
Default: "/app/kibana" This setting specifies the default route when opening Kibana. You can use this setting to modify the landing page when opening Kibana.
server.customResponseHeaders:
Default: {} Header names and values to send on all responses to the client from the Kibana server.
elasticsearch.url:
Default: "http://localhost:9200" The URL of the Elasticsearch instance to use for all your queries.
elasticsearch.preserveHost:
Default: true When this setting’s value is true Kibana uses the hostname specified in the server.host setting. When the value of this setting is false, Kibana uses the hostname of the host that connects to this Kibana instance.
kibana.index:
Default: ".kibana" Kibana uses an index in Elasticsearch to store saved searches, visualizations and dashboards. Kibana creates a new index if the index doesn’t already exist.
kibana.defaultAppId:
Default: "discover" The default application to load.
tilemap.url:
The URL to the tile service that Kibana uses to display map tiles in tilemap visualizations. By default, Kibana reads this url from an external metadata service, but users can still override this parameter to use their own Tile Map Service. For example: "https://tiles.elastic.co/v2/default/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?elastic_tile_service_tos=agree&my_app_name=kibana"
tilemap.options.minZoom:
Default: 1 The minimum zoom level.
tilemap.options.maxZoom:
Default: 10 The maximum zoom level.
tilemap.options.attribution:
Default: "© [Elastic Maps Service](https://www.elastic.co/elastic-maps-service)" The map attribution string.
tilemap.options.subdomains:
An array of subdomains used by the tile service. Specify the position of the subdomain the URL with the token {s}.
regionmap

Specifies additional vector layers for use in Region Map visualizations. Each layer object points to an external vector file that contains a geojson FeatureCollection. The file must use the [WGS84 coordinate reference system](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Geodetic_System) and only include polygons. If the file is hosted on a separate domain from Kibana, the server needs to be CORS-enabled so Kibana can download the file. The url field also serves as a unique identifier for the file. Each layer can contain multiple fields to indicate what properties from the geojson features you want to expose. The field.description is the human readable text that is shown in the Region Map visualization’s field menu. An optional attribution value can be added as well. The following example shows a valid regionmap configuration.

regionmap:
  layers:
     - name: "Departments of France"
       url: "http://my.cors.enabled.server.org/france_departements.geojson"
       attribution: "INRAP"
       fields:
          - name: "department"
            description: "Full department name"
          - name: "INSEE"
            description: "INSEE numeric identifier"
elasticsearch.username: and elasticsearch.password:
If your Elasticsearch is protected with basic authentication, these settings provide the username and password that the Kibana server uses to perform maintenance on the Kibana index at startup. Your Kibana users still need to authenticate with Elasticsearch, which is proxied through the Kibana server.
server.ssl.enabled
Default: "false" Enables SSL for outgoing requests from the Kibana server to the browser. When set to true, server.ssl.certificate and server.ssl.key are required
server.ssl.certificate: and server.ssl.key:
Paths to the PEM-format SSL certificate and SSL key files, respectively.
server.ssl.keyPassphrase
The passphrase that will be used to decrypt the private key. This value is optional as the key may not be encrypted.
server.ssl.certificateAuthorities
List of paths to PEM encoded certificate files that should be trusted.
server.ssl.supportedProtocols
Default: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2 Supported protocols with versions. Valid protocols: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2
server.ssl.cipherSuites
Default: ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256, ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256, ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384, ECDHE-ECDSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384, DHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256, ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256, DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256, ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384, DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA384, ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA256, DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA256, HIGH,!aNULL, !eNULL, !EXPORT, !DES, !RC4, !MD5, !PSK, !SRP, !CAMELLIA. Details on the format, and the valid options, are available via the [OpenSSL cipher list format documentation](https://www.openssl.org/docs/man1.0.2/apps/ciphers.html#CIPHER-LIST-FORMAT)
elasticsearch.ssl.certificate: and elasticsearch.ssl.key:
Optional settings that provide the paths to the PEM-format SSL certificate and key files. These files validate that your Elasticsearch backend uses the same key files.
elasticsearch.ssl.keyPassphrase
The passphrase that will be used to decrypt the private key. This value is optional as the key may not be encrypted.
elasticsearch.ssl.certificateAuthorities:
Optional setting that enables you to specify a list of paths to the PEM file for the certificate authority for your Elasticsearch instance.
elasticsearch.ssl.verificationMode:
Default: full Controls the verification of certificates. Valid values are none, certificate, and full. full performs hostname verification, and certificate does not.
elasticsearch.pingTimeout:
Default: the value of the elasticsearch.requestTimeout setting Time in milliseconds to wait for Elasticsearch to respond to pings.
elasticsearch.requestTimeout:
Default: 30000 Time in milliseconds to wait for responses from the back end or Elasticsearch. This value must be a positive integer.
elasticsearch.requestHeadersWhitelist:
Default: [ 'authorization' ] List of Kibana client-side headers to send to Elasticsearch. To send no client-side headers, set this value to [] (an empty list).
elasticsearch.customHeaders:
Default: {} Header names and values to send to Elasticsearch. Any custom headers cannot be overwritten by client-side headers, regardless of the elasticsearch.requestHeadersWhitelist configuration.
elasticsearch.shardTimeout:
Default: 0 Time in milliseconds for Elasticsearch to wait for responses from shards. Set to 0 to disable.
elasticsearch.startupTimeout:
Default: 5000 Time in milliseconds to wait for Elasticsearch at Kibana startup before retrying.
pid.file:
Specifies the path where Kibana creates the process ID file.
path.data
Default: ./data The path where Kibana stores persistent data not saved in Elasticsearch
logging.dest:
Default: stdout Enables you specify a file where Kibana stores log output.
logging.silent:
Default: false Set the value of this setting to true to suppress all logging output.
logging.quiet:
Default: false Set the value of this setting to true to suppress all logging output other than error messages.
logging.verbose
Default: false Set the value of this setting to true to log all events, including system usage information and all requests.
ops.interval
Default: 5000 Set the interval in milliseconds to sample system and process performance metrics. The minimum value is 100.
status.allowAnonymous
Default: false If authentication is enabled, setting this to true allows unauthenticated users to access the Kibana server status API and status page.
cpu.cgroup.path.override
Override for cgroup cpu path when mounted in manner that is inconsistent with /proc/self/cgroup
cpuacct.cgroup.path.override
Override for cgroup cpuacct path when mounted in manner that is inconsistent with /proc/self/cgroup
console.enabled
Default: true Set to false to disable Console. Toggling this will cause the server to regenerate assets on the next startup, which may cause a delay before pages start being served.
elasticsearch.tribe.url:
Optional URL of the Elasticsearch tribe instance to use for all your queries.
elasticsearch.tribe.username: and elasticsearch.tribe.password:
If your Elasticsearch is protected with basic authentication, these settings provide the username and password that the Kibana server uses to perform maintenance on the Kibana index at startup. Your Kibana users still need to authenticate with Elasticsearch, which is proxied through the Kibana server.
elasticsearch.tribe.ssl.certificate: and elasticsearch.tribe.ssl.key:
Optional settings that provide the paths to the PEM-format SSL certificate and key files. These files validate that your Elasticsearch backend uses the same key files.
elasticsearch.tribe.ssl.keyPassphrase
The passphrase that will be used to decrypt the private key. This value is optional as the key may not be encrypted.
elasticsearch.tribe.ssl.certificateAuthorities:
Optional setting that enables you to specify a path to the PEM file for the certificate authority for your tribe Elasticsearch instance.
elasticsearch.tribe.ssl.verificationMode:
Default: full Controls the verification of certificates. Valid values are none, certificate, and full. full performs hostname verification, and certificate does not.
elasticsearch.tribe.pingTimeout:
Default: the value of the elasticsearch.tribe.requestTimeout setting Time in milliseconds to wait for Elasticsearch to respond to pings.
elasticsearch.tribe.requestTimeout:
Default: 30000 Time in milliseconds to wait for responses from the back end or Elasticsearch. This value must be a positive integer.
elasticsearch.tribe.requestHeadersWhitelist:
Default: [ 'authorization' ] List of Kibana client-side headers to send to Elasticsearch. To send no client-side headers, set this value to [] (an empty list).
elasticsearch.tribe.customHeaders:
Default: {} Header names and values to send to Elasticsearch. Any custom headers cannot be overwritten by client-side headers, regardless of the elasticsearch.tribe.requestHeadersWhitelist configuration.