Defining X-Pack users

Using the X-Pack Security plugin and its RBAC features, we can define user roles to determine who can use the app or see specific index patterns. Below you’ll find a summary table of what we need to configure for the app to work properly. The following sections describe briefly what each role can do.

User

Roles

Kibana system user

wazuh-admin, kibana_system

Wazuh administrator user

wazuh-basic, wazuh-api-admin

Wazuh standard user #1, Wazuh standard user #2…

wazuh-basic

Kibana system user

This user is based on the pre-built role named kibana_system, but it must be able to fetch and write data to Wazuh indices too.

To do so, we’ll define another role called wazuh-admin to handle data related to Wazuh.

  1. Defining the wazuh-admin role:

    1. At cluster level, it will need the following privileges:

    Cluster privileges

    Check

    manage

    Yes

    manage_index_templates

    Yes

    1. At index level, it will need the following privileges:

    Indices

    Privileges

    .old-wazuh

    all

    .wazuh

    all

    .wazuh-version

    all

    wazuh-*

    all

Wazuh administrator user

This user will be able to login into Kibana UI, navigate through the Wazuh app and also add/delete Wazuh API entries.

Note

This user will use two roles: wazuh-basic and wazuh-api-admin. The wazuh-basic role will be used to handle data related to Wazuh and the wazuh-api-admin role will be used to add/delete Wazuh API entries.

  1. Defining the wazuh-basic role:

    1. At cluster level, it won’t need any privileges. At index level, it will need the following privileges:

    Indices

    Privileges

    .kibana

    read

    .wazuh

    read

    .wazuh-version

    read

    wazuh-alerts-3.x-*

    read

    wazuh-monitoring-3.x-*

    read

  2. Defining the wazuh-api-admin role:

    1. At cluster level, it won’t need any privileges. At index level, it will need the following privileges:

    Indices

    Privileges

    .wazuh

    all

Wazuh standard user

We need one or more users who will be able to login into Kibana UI with read only privileges. This user only needs to use the wazuh-basic role.