Creating users/roles through Kibana


(Chris Curvey) #1

I have a production cluster running in Elastic Cloud. It works great. If I go into Kibana and click on the "management" tab on the left-hand side, I have two sections: "Elasticsearch" (which lets me create users and roles), and "Kibana" which allows me to manage index patterns, saved objects, etc.

Now I'm trying to install my own cluster at home to try some things out. I've installed Elasticsearch, Kibana, and X-Pack. If I click on the "Management" tab in Kibana, I only see the "Kibana" settings, not the "Elasticsearch" settings.

Is there a way to turn those on? I feel like I missed something in the docs.

(I'm logged in as the "elastic" user, and this is all 5.3)


(Steve Kearns) #2

You'll need to install X-Pack in both Elasticsearch and Kibana. It sounds like you may have missed Kibana


(Chris Curvey) #3

ahhhh. so to properly (fully?) install x-pack, you need to TWO commands:

/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin/plugin/elasticsearch-plugin install x-pack
/usr/share/kibana/bin/plugin/kibana-plugin install x-pack

I had missed that.


(system) #4

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