What permissions are required in Elastic for Kibana to connect to a remote elastic cluster?

I'm trying to connect to a remote elastic cluster from a local Kibana instance. I have read/write access on a single index in the remote elastic cluster but no higher permissions.

I've configured the username and pw for the elastic cluster in kibana's config/kibana.yml, and I've tried this hack: Connect Kibana to remote Elasticsearch

I'm still getting [warning][savedobjects-service] Unable to connect to Elasticsearch. Error: Access denied.

Do I need higher permissions on the the remote elastic cluster or is this user error?

Thank you!

Hello,

You need to add "kibana_user" permissions to the user as well, as that is needed in order to have access to the .kibana index.

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