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By default, a new encryption key is generated for X-Pack reporting each time you start Kibana. This means any pending reports will fail if you restart Kibana.
To set a static encryption key for reporting, set the
xpack.reporting.encryptionKey property in the
configuration file. You can use any text string as the encryption key.
If you are load balancing across multiple Kibana instances, they need to have the same reporting encryption key. Otherwise, report generation will fail if a report is requested through one instance and another instance picks up the job from the report queue.
You can also configure settings in
kibana.yml to control how X-Pack reporting
communicates with the Kibana server, manages background jobs, and captures
screenshots. See Reporting Settings for the complete
list of settings.