in the kibana.yml config file the following comment appears for the two settings
This parameter specifies the username for Elasticsearch instances that use HTTP basic authentication. Kibana users still need to authenticate with Elasticsearch, which is proxied through the Kibana server.
What does the 2nd statement in the comment mean ?
Q1 : does it mean that if some form of security is enabled on elasticsearch, the user accessing kibana will need to be authorized ?
Q2: Is the purpose of the username and password only for the initial communication between kibana and elasticsearch (i.e. to create the kibana index if it doe snot exist and to retrieve the data for the kibana artifacts ?)
Q3 : Would these credentials not be used for data retrieval ? If I have a basic auth. user created to access the data in elasticsearch.
Q4 : How would kibana pass the Kibana user's username and password ? are there specific settings to set these ?
if there is documentation regarding this a link to it would be helpful else any assistance in getting these questions answered would work as well.
Thanks for the help