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 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
  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 one used in config.yml for the initial configuration, for example, dashboard.


    Make sure that a copy of the wazuh-install-files.tar file, created during the initial configuration step, is placed in your working directory.

    # bash --wazuh-dashboard dashboard

    The default Wazuh web user interface port is 443, used by the Wazuh dashboard. You can change this port using the optional parameter -p|--port <port_number>. Some recommended ports are 8443, 8444, 8080, 8888, and 9000.

    Once the assistant finishes the installation, the output shows the access credentials and a message that confirms that the installation was successful.

    INFO: --- Summary ---
    INFO: You can access the web interface https://<wazuh-dashboard-ip>
       User: admin
       Password: <ADMIN_PASSWORD>
    INFO: Installation finished.

    You now have installed and configured Wazuh. All passwords generated by the Wazuh installation assistant can be found in the wazuh-passwords.txt file inside the wazuh-install-files.tar archive. To print them, run the following command:

    # tar -O -xvf wazuh-install-files.tar wazuh-install-files/wazuh-passwords.txt
  3. Access the Wazuh web interface with your credentials.

    • URL: https://<wazuh-dashboard-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.

Next steps

All the Wazuh central components are successfully installed.

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.