Kibana can be installed on Windows using the
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.zip windows archive for Kibana v8.6.1 from
Unzip it with your favourite unzip tool. This will create a folder called
kibana-8.6.1-windows-x86_64, which we will refer to as
$KIBANA_HOME. In a
CD to the
$KIBANA_HOME directory, for instance:
When you start Elasticsearch for the first time, the following security configuration occurs automatically:
- Certificates and keys for TLS are generated for the transport and HTTP layers.
The TLS configuration settings are written to
A password is generated for the
- An enrollment token is generated for Kibana.
You can then start Kibana and enter the enrollment token to securely connect Kibana with Elasticsearch. The enrollment token is valid for 30 minutes.
Kibana can be started from the command line as follows:
By default, Kibana runs in the foreground, prints its logs to
and can be stopped by pressing Ctrl-C.
If this is the first time you’re starting Kibana, this command generates a unique link in your terminal to enroll your Kibana instance with Elasticsearch.
- In your terminal, click the generated link to open Kibana in your browser.
- In your browser, paste the enrollment token that was generated in the terminal when you started Elasticsearch, and then click the button to connect your Kibana instance with Elasticsearch.
Log in to Kibana as the
elasticuser with the password that was generated when you started Elasticsearch.
If you need to reset the password for the
elastic user or other
built-in users, run the
elasticsearch-reset-password tool. To generate new enrollment tokens for
Kibana or Elasticsearch nodes, run the
These tools are available in the Elasticsearch
Kibana loads its configuration from the
file by default. The format of this config file is explained in
.zip package is entirely self-contained. All files and directories are,
by default, contained within
$KIBANA_HOME — the directory created when
unpacking the archive.
This is very convenient because you don’t have to create any directories to
start using Kibana, and uninstalling Kibana is as easy as removing the
$KIBANA_HOME directory. However, it is advisable to change the default
locations of the config and data directories so that you do not delete
important data later on.
Kibana home directory or
Directory created by unpacking the archive
Binary scripts including
Configuration files including