Unattended installation

You can install Wazuh on a single host by using a script that automatically detects whether the operating system uses rpm or deb packages. The script performs a health check to verify that the available system resources meet the minimal requirements. For more information, check the Requirements section.

The script installs some packages, including unzip and libcap, required by Open Distro for Elasticsearch.

Installing Wazuh


Root user privileges are required to run all the commands. The curl package is used to download the script.

  1. Run the following command:

    # curl -so ~/unattended-installation.sh https://packages.wazuh.com/resources/4.2/open-distro/unattended-installation/unattended-installation.sh && bash ~/unattended-installation.sh

    The script performs a health check to ensure that the host has enough resources to guarantee proper performance. To skip this step, add the -i or --ignore-healthcheck option when running the script.

    After executing the script, the output prompts all the users’ passwords and a message confirms that the installation was successful.

     The password for wazuh is vhDpq7YcwA08BLTmcdeYeJmXPU_VD31f
     The password for admin is uLo9SBKCE80B8OSE8zNbOWlVvHlOjQ00
     The password for kibanaserver is -A452dUzB8gnk3ed7nSuci_kNiSZ0y6z
     The password for kibanaro is yyNBlV28VzJHKnYVPNLgoAEssgics9d4
     The password for logstash is Hm86wUT7paLDPNhtq-I6Q1H8Weh7tX-g
     The password for readall is ZDqyYqvV5moE60k_X5580-4US6CIjBmi
     The password for snapshotrestore is FCHX-YhCV_o6IE8x_AA6lFQsjzlmCVe7
     The password for wazuh_admin is rkDgTQEnyw8Li3hYXfhD9td-voCw1awm
     The password for wazuh_user is _9JE9cY2nMWdR5GRb_Gda8ikrRRvsASH
     Checking the installation...
     Elasticsearch installation succeeded.
     Filebeat installation succeeded.
     Initializing Kibana (this may take a while)
     Installation finished
     You can access the web interface https://<kibana_ip>. The credentials are wazuh:vhDpq7YcwA08BLTmcdeYeJmXPU_VD31f
  2. Access the web interface:

URL: https://<wazuh_server_ip>
user: wazuh
password: <wazuh_user_password>

On the first access to Kibana, the browser displays a warning message indicating that the certificate was not issued by a trusted authority. It is possible to add an exception in the browser’s advanced options or, for increased security, the previously generated root-ca.pem file can be imported into the certificate manager of the browser. Alternatively, it is possible to configure a certificate from a trusted authority.


The Open Distro for Elasticsearch performance analyzer plugin is removed during the installation since it might have a negative impact on system resources.

Customizing the installation

The Kibana configuration found at the /etc/kibana/kibana.yml file has the server.host parameter set to This means that Kibana can be accessed from the outside and accepts all the available IPs of the host. This value can be changed for a specific IP if needed.

To uninstall the components of the all-in-one installation, you can use the option -r / --uninstall to remove all the components installed.

Next steps

Once the Wazuh environment is ready, a Wazuh agent can be installed on every endpoint to be monitored. To learn how to install agents, check the Wazuh agent section.