How to select default tenant as "GLOBAL" in KIbana Dashboard


We have 2 tenants currently in Kibana Dashboard, Private and Global in Kibana dashboard which is hosted by aws.

Every time i login the dashboard opens with Private as tenant by default.
Is there a way i can configure the default tenant to GLOBAL? so when i login to kibana it opens as GLOBAL tenant. If yes please share.

I found some reference related to this in

It says we need to changes to kibana.yml for multitenancy changes.

Q1. I'm not sure where Kibana.yml is kept so i can make changes, is it handled by AWS?
Q2. Also if possible Kindly share what to change in Kibana.yml if its possible though this or any other approach.

Thanks in Adv


Opendistro has its own forum here:

This might be the better place to ask your question.

Best regards

Hi @vinay_rathore,
In my opinion, there is no direct option. Kibana defaults to private tenant. But, you may try this option if private tenancy is no longer required for users.

In Kibana.yml, set the below to disable private tenancy which will default to only available tenancy (Global) here.

opendistro_security.multitenancy.tenants.enable_private: true

In most linux versions, kibana.yml location will be usually found in

If installed via tarball, <install path>/config.. ex: /opt/kibana/config/

For more details on tenancy, pls refer the below link:

@Wolfram_Haussig, Agree with you. Was little curious and hence replied to this thread :slight_smile:

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