X-Pack security applies a default role to all users, including anonymous users. The default role enables users to access the authenticate endpoint, change their own passwords, and get information about themselves.
X-Pack security also provides a set of built-in roles you can explicitly assign to users. These roles have a fixed set of privileges and cannot be updated.
Grants access to manage all index templates and all ingest pipeline configurations.
This role does not provide the ability to create indices; those privileges must be defined in a separate role.
Grants access necessary for the Kibana system user to read from and write to the Kibana indices and check the availability of the Elasticsearch cluster.
- Grants the minimum privileges required for any user of Kibana. This role grants access to the Kibana indices and grants monitoring privileges for the cluster.
Grants access necessary for the Logstash system user to send system-level data (such as monitoring) to Elasticsearch.
This role does not provide access to the logstash indices and is not suitable for use within a Logstash pipeline.
manage_mlcluster privileges and read access to the
Grants the minimum privileges required to view X-Pack machine learning configuration,
status, and results. This role grants
monitor_mlcluster privileges and read access to the
.ml-anomalies*indices, which store machine learning results.
Grants the minimum privileges required for any user of Monitoring other than those
required to use Kibana. This role grants access to the monitoring indices.
Monitoring users should also be assigned the
- Grants the minimum privileges required for a remote monitoring agent to write data into this cluster.
Grants the specific privileges required for users of Reporting other than those
required to use Kibana. This role grants access to the reporting indices. Reporting
users should also be assigned the
kibana_userrole and a role that grants them access to the data that will be used to generate reports with.
Grants full access to the cluster, including all indices and data. A user with
superuserrole can also manage users and roles and impersonate any other user in the system. Due to the permissive nature of this role, take extra care when assigning it to a user.
Grants the privileges required to access the cluster through the Java Transport Client. The Java Transport Client fetches information about the nodes in the cluster using the Node Liveness API and the Cluster State API (when sniffing is enabled). Assign your users this role if they use the Transport Client.
Using the Transport Client effectively means the users are granted access to the cluster state. This means users can view the metadata over all indices, index templates, mappings, node and basically everything about the cluster. However, this role does not grant permission to view the data in all indices.
- Grants write access to the
.watchesindex, read access to the watch history and the triggered watches index and allows to execute all watcher actions.
- Grants read access to the
.watchesindex, the get watch action and the watcher stats.