Elasticsearch Stack Install Part 2 Kibana

So we will be picking up where we left off. We have already installed Elasticsearch so if you have not completed that step yet, Part 1 is here. On with Kibana…

Step 1 Install Kibana:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kibana
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Next we will connect the server to our localhost like we did with Elasticsearch.
sudo nano /etc/kibana/kibana.yml
– Delete the # in front of server.host: “localhost”
– control-x
– y to save
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Next we will set Kibana to start at boot just like we did with Elasticsearch.
sudo /bin/systemctl daemon-reload
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Next we will start and check the service.
sudo systemctl start kibana.service
sudo systemctl status kibana.service
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Step 2 Install NGINX
sudo apt-get -y install nginx
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Create an admin user named kibadmin to log on to our Kibana front end.
sudo -v
echo “kibadmin:`openssl passwd -apr1`” | sudo tee -a /etc/nginx/htpasswd.users
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Create a new configuration for our nginx application, create a backup of the original one.
sudo mv /etc/nginx/sites-available/default /etc/nginx/sites-available/original_backup_defaultScreen Shot 2018-02-27 at 8.28.26 AM
Create a new nginx configuration
sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/default
Copy this to file:

server {
listen 80;

server_name Your_own_Ubuntus_IPAddress;

auth_basic “Restricted Access”;
auth_basic_user_file /etc/nginx/htpasswd.users;

location / {
proxy_pass http://localhost:5601;
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection ‘upgrade’;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;

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Test your configuration and restart the nginx service
sudo nginx -t
sudo systemctl restart nginx
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Now go to your browser and type your IP address and log in with the kibadmin account you created and you should be greeted with the Kibana front end interface.
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So that is it, if you have been with us since Part 1 you should have Elasticsearch and Kibana up and running. Until next time.
Happy Hunting,
References: https://cyberwardog.blogspot.com/

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