Unable to reindex .security6


I am trying to upgrade Kibana from 6.8.8 to 7.6.2 but when I am trying to reindex .security6 I get the following error:

You do not have sufficient privileges to reindex this index

I am logged in as an Admin when performing the upgrade and have been able to successfully reindex this in a test deployment cloned from production.

Prior to this I upgraded from 5.6 to 6.8.8 and because .security6 was created in version 5.6 it needs to be reindex.

Does anyone know how to resolve this?


Hello @Chris_Wilmott

Are you still on 6.8.8 right?
Are you using the Upgrade assistant on Kibana to help with the upgrade?

Could you please verify you have the superuser role in response when you run the Authenticate API in Kibana Dev Tools?

GET _xpack/security/_authenticate
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Hi Luca,

Adding superuser resolved the issue.


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