Installing the Wazuh dashboard using the assistant

Install and configure the Wazuh dashboard with the aid of the Wazuh installation assistant. Wazuh dashboard is a flexible and intuitive web interface for mining and visualizing the security events and archives.

Wazuh dashboard installation

  1. Download the Wazuh installation assistant. This step can be skipped if you have already installed Wazuh indexer on the same server.

    # curl -sO https://packages.wazuh.com/4.3/wazuh-install.sh
    
  2. Run the assistant with the option --wazuh-dashboard and the node name to install and configure the Wazuh dashboard. The node name must be the same used in config.yml for the initial configuration, for example, dashboard.

    Note

    Make sure that a copy of wazuh-install-files.tar, created during the Wazuh indexer installation, is placed in your working directory.

    # bash wazuh-install.sh --wazuh-dashboard dashboard
    
  3. Access the Wazuh web interface with your credentials.

    • URL: https://<SERVER_IP>

    • Username: admin

    • Password: <ADMIN_PASSWORD>

    When you access the Wazuh dashboard for the first time, the browser shows a warning message stating that the certificate was not issued by a trusted authority. An exception can be added in the advanced options of the web browser. For increased security, the root-ca.pem file previously generated can be imported to the certificate manager of the browser instead. Alternatively, a certificate from a trusted authority can be configured.

Note

It is recommended to change the default Wazuh API passwords. See the Securing the Wazuh API section.

Next steps

All the Wazuh central components are successfully installed.

Wazuh installation workflow

The Wazuh environment is now ready and you can proceed with installing the Wazuh agent on the endpoints to be monitored. To perform this action, see the Wazuh agent section.