We are using elastic search version 6.2.1. I've setup elastic/kibana to use the active directory realm. We've ran into strange issue. It doesn't matter what user I use to log in. It keeps logging in as built user "kibana".
Any help is much appreciated.
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Will do thank you! Thanks for moving it into #x-pack
I have an update on this.
I explicitly disabled the kibana user with the following command
After I performed this command, I logged in with my AD creds into kibana.
Kibana immediately prompted me a native user prompt (a user/pass challenge box from the browser).
I canceled out of that window and it immediately threw an error saying invalid credentials for the user "kibana".
After that, I hit Ctrl + f5 (in chrome) and I was in the AD prompt. This time when I logged in with my AD creds it worked as expected.
My only guess is that when I disabled the "kibana" native account it cleared out some kind of cache.
If anyone knows further explanation regarding this situation please chime in.
That seems unwise.
What use are you using to connect Kibana to Elasticsearch (
elasticsearch.username) ? You should be using
kibana for that, which won't work if you disable the user.
This was a temporary disable of the account. At that time the
elasticsearch.username was elastic.
Before I tried this, I enabled the audit logs and all I saw was the context was switching from my AD account to the "kibana" account but never really eluded to why it was switching context. I am not certain but there was some kind of caching going on causing the login to always be kibana (as if xpack security wasn't turned on).
Do you have any ideas as to why it would just log in as kibana?
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