Kibaana Default Dashboard instead of home page?

(Sunil Chaudhari) #1

I have one dashboard name "System-matrix".
I want Kibana to show this dashboard as its default home page when user hit the Kibana url.
How to achieve this?


(Bhavya R M) #2

Hi Sunil,

You can share that dashboard as an iFrame:

You can also create a dashboard only user and give access permissions to only that dashboard:

Right now - these are the two ways you can do it.


(Sunil Chaudhari) #3

Hello Bhavya,

I understand, I have to purchase license for this.

is there any way, so that I can make default page as "my-dashboard" instead of the kibana home page.
When I modify default app id in configuration by putting the dashboard name, it doesn't work.


(Bhavya R M) #4

You don't have to pay for the basic license. Its free and doesn't expire.
Your default page cannot be a dashboard. We don't have that ability yet in Kibana :slight_smile:

Hope that helps.

(Sunil Chaudhari) #5

Hello Bhavya,
Can you guide me to get that basic license?
Can I use the same in production environment too?


(Bhavya R M) #6

Yes you can. But you need to make sure to put some authentication on it on your own as basic doesn't have security.

You need to install x-pack on your oss and get the basic license: (If you want to get the latest 6.x - it will be 6.2.4 . These are our docs for installing x-pack. Basic license on this version is valid for an year. You get a trial when you start with and after a month you need to get license.

But if you wait for a few weeks - you will have a default distribution of the stack with the basic license which never expires on 6.3.0. Our next release is with x-pack(basic license) included on the default installation package:

Again please note you need add your own auth.


(Sunil Chaudhari) #7

Hello Bhavya,
I got basic license.
But here is another problem.
When I installed x-pack for Kibana and Elasticsearch, I could crate all type of users, roles and it was working happily.

However when I installed basic license for elasticsearch, after that Kibana stopped asking the credentials when I hit the kibana url.

What might be the problem?


(Nachiket) #8

Hi Sunil,

As mentioned by @bhavyarm the basic license does not provide "Security" as a feature. You might want to have a look at some other options for that.

Here is a comparison of features for license types.


(Sunil Chaudhari) #9

Ok Thanks.
Now I want to switch back to the one month trial version.
How to do that?

How can I keep updating one month trial for 3-4 months, till we come to some conclusion of buying license?

My plan is to evaluate all features and then go for license.
Please guide.


(Nachiket) #10

Reinstall the instance every month. This will cause data loss.

I have found a way to achieve this. In Kibana there is one configuration setting, which you can set to set a default path:

# The default application to load.
kibana.defaultAppId: "dashboard/9f8f1b50-4c2f-11e8-b802-f579584b9efd"

You can set this to open a specific dashboard. Let me know if this helps.

(Sunil Chaudhari) #11

Hi can somebody answer above question.
I have removed basic license.
I thought now there might security feature come back, but it did not. How to come back to trial version again. I have to give demo of security.

(system) #12

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