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What is Kibana

Kibana is an open-source data visualization platform developed by Elastic. It works seamlessly with Elasticsearch, a distributed search and analytics engine. Kibana allows you to explore, analyze, and visualize data stored in Elasticsearch. It is well-known for its user-friendly interface and its ability to create compelling and insightful data visualizations, dashboards, and reports.

Kibana's Role in IDHub

Log Analysis and Monitoring

IDHub generate a wealth of log data. These logs contain information about user authentication, access requests, and authorization activities. Kibana excels in log analysis and monitoring. With Kibana, you can ingest these logs into Elasticsearch and create real-time dashboards that provide insights into IDHub activities. You can monitor user access, identify suspicious activities, and respond promptly to potential security threats.

Visualization of Metrics

Kibana offers various visualization tools, including charts, graphs, and maps, that can help you understand IDHub metrics better. These visualizations can provide insights into user behavior, access patterns, and system performance. Understanding these metrics can be invaluable for optimizing IAM policies, enhancing user experience, and ensuring compliance with security regulations.

User Behavior Analysis

Kibana's ability to perform advanced searches and filters can be leveraged to analyze user behavior. By visualizing user access patterns and behavior, you can identify anomalies and unauthorized access. This information is crucial for preventing data breaches and strengthening security.

Real Time Monitoring

When security incidents occur, time is of the essence. Kibana's real-time monitoring capabilities can aid in incident response by providing immediate visibility into suspicious activities. Security teams can use Kibana to quickly identify the source of the incident and take appropriate actions to mitigate the threat.

How to Run Kibana

You can run Kibana from the URL: https://[FQDN]/analytics

  • [FQDN] with your IDHub URL.
  • Kibana is pre-installed when you install IDHub.


By enabling you to analyze and visualize IDHub data, Kibana empowers you to make informed decisions, maintain compliance, and respond to security incidents swiftly. With Kibana, you can efficiently manage your tenant data, ultimately ensuring the protection of sensitive data and resources.