Make the Kibana dashboard public

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: For security reasons, we do not recommend disabling authentication.

By default, you will be prompted for a username and password every time you access the Kibana dashboard. This can create problems if, for example, you wish to embed Kibana data in other pages. To disable the authentication prompt, follow these steps:

  • Edit the Apache configuration file at installdir/elasticsearch/apache-conf/elasticsearch.conf and remove the LocationMatch section.

  • Restart Apache by running the command below:

    $ sudo installdir/ restart apache
Last modification September 4, 2018