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.

Table 1. 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.

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 Tile Service](https://www.elastic.co/elastic-tile-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}.

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.

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.

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.