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

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.
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
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.pingTimeout:
Default: the value of the elasticsearch.requestTimeout setting Time in milliseconds to wait for Elasticsearch to respond to pings.
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.
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.requestTimeout:
Default: 30000 Time in milliseconds to wait for responses from the back end or Elasticsearch. This value must be a positive integer.
elasticsearch.shardTimeout:
Default: 0 Time in milliseconds for Elasticsearch to wait for responses from shards. Set to 0 to disable.
elasticsearch.ssl.certificate: and elasticsearch.ssl.key:
Optional settings that provide the paths to the PEM-format SSL certificate and key files. These files are used to verify the identity of Kibana to Elasticsearch and are required when xpack.ssl.verification_mode in Elasticsearch is set to either certificate or full.
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.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.verificationMode:
Default: full Controls the verification of certificates presented by Elasticsearch. Valid values are none, certificate, and full. full performs hostname verification, and certificate does not.
elasticsearch.startupTimeout:
Default: 5000 Time in milliseconds to wait for Elasticsearch at Kibana startup before retrying.
elasticsearch.url:
Default: "http://localhost:9200" The URL of the Elasticsearch instance to use for all your queries.
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.
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.
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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.
kibana.defaultAppId:
Default: "discover" The default application to load.
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.
logging.dest:
Default: stdout Enables you specify a file where Kibana stores log output.
logging.quiet:
Default: false Set the value of this setting to true to suppress all logging output other than error messages.
logging.silent:
Default: false Set the value of this setting to true to suppress all logging output.
logging.verbose:
Default: false Set the value of this setting to true to log all events, including system usage information and all requests.
logging.useUTC
Default: true Set the value of this setting to false to log events using the timezone of the server, rather than UTC.
path.data:
Default: data The path where Kibana stores persistent data not saved in Elasticsearch.
pid.file:
Specifies the path where Kibana creates the process ID file.
ops.interval:
Default: 5000 Set the interval in milliseconds to sample system and process performance metrics. The minimum value is 100.
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 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 following example shows a valid regionmap configuration.

regionmap:
  includeElasticMapsService: false
  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"
regionmap.layers[].name:
Mandatory. A description of the map being provided.
regionmap.layers[].url:
Mandatory. The location of the geojson file as provided by a webserver.
regionmap.layers[].attribution:
Optional. References the originating source of the geojson file.
regionmap.layers[].fields[]:
Mandatory. Each layer can contain multiple fields to indicate what properties from the geojson features you wish to expose. The example above shows how to define multiple properties.
regionmap.layers[].fields[].name:
Mandatory. This value is used to do an inner-join between the document stored in Elasticsearch and the geojson file. e.g. if the field in the geojson is called Location and has city names, there must be a field in Elasticsearch that holds the same values that Kibana can then use to lookup for the geoshape data.
regionmap.layers[].fields[].description:
Mandatory. The human readable text that is shown under the Options tab when building the Region Map visualization.
regionmap.includeElasticMapsService:
turns on or off whether layers from the Elastic Maps Service should be included in the vector layer option list. By turning this off, only the layers that are configured here will be included. The default is true.
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.customResponseHeaders:
Default: {} Header names and values to send on all responses to the client from the Kibana server.
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.host:
Default: "localhost" This setting specifies the host of the back end server.
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.port:
Default: 5601 Kibana is served by a back end server. This setting specifies the port to use.
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.certificateAuthorities:
List of paths to PEM encoded certificate files that should be trusted.
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)
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.redirectHttpFromPort:
Kibana will bind to this port and redirect all http requests to https over the port configured as server.port.
server.ssl.supportedProtocols:
Default: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2 Supported protocols with versions. Valid protocols: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2
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.
tilemap.options.attribution:
Default: "© [Elastic Maps Service](https://www.elastic.co/elastic-maps-service)" The map attribution string.
tilemap.options.maxZoom:
Default: 10 The maximum zoom level.
tilemap.options.minZoom:
Default: 1 The minimum zoom level.
tilemap.options.subdomains:
An array of subdomains used by the tile service. Specify the position of the subdomain the URL with the token {s}.
tilemap.url:
The URL to the tileservice 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"