Set up Users

I want to set up users to log into the kibana dashboard so that they can see different dashboards, etc. I know starting in 6.3 or 6.4 the security option for this I thought was part of but when I set up my 6.8 stack no default users were created.

@mbrown007 You can use the utility elasticsearch-setup-passwords utility in ElasticSearch bin folder for setting out the default passwords. I believe this should work for you. For more details you can visit the link (

Thank you very much. I guess I am a little confused. I have to configure these before anything is shown in Management->Users?

The default user will allow you to log into Kibana. Without configuring it, you may not be able to log into Kibana. You can then create out additional users later on as per your need and requirements.

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