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Key Features (PRO)

A real login screen

More secure, and without ugly prompts

Login through a customizable full-screen login form.

This options provides improved security by passing credentials only once. Credentials are traded for an encrypted cookie that will eventually expire.

ReadonlyREST Login screen

A well-integrated logout button

Button shows the currently logged in user name

Reliably log out by pressing a pink button that shows your name.

Say goodbye to archaic workarounds: logging out from a HTTP Basic Auth session is tricky and doesn’t work in all browsers.


Clusterwide settings

Tweak your security settings; no cluster reboot needed.

Just hit the “Save” button and changes take effect instantly in all nodes.

No more keeping all nodes’ setting files in sync at all times.

No more restarting all nodes one by one.

Security Settings Kibana ReadonlyREST

Full control over Kibana Apps

Hide Kibana Apps from certain users or groups

Should a product manager be able to access the “Dev Tools” app?
Does your sales team care about “Timelion?”

Why even show these icons?

With ReadonlyREST PRO, you can hide and prevent access to Kibana apps on an individual user or group basis.

Hide Kibana Apps ReadonlyREST

Product Details (PRO)


ReadonlyREST PRO contains the following functionality:

  • Kibana secure logout button
  • Kibana apps hiding
  • Administrative GUI Kibana app
  • Cluster-wide settings GUI
  • Settings that can be altered without rebooting nodes
  • All ReadonlyREST OSS features


Once your subscription is created, you will be able to get the ReadonlyREST PRO plugin for Kibana via the self-service download form. You will receive an email with instructions on how to download and install it. The included download link is bound to your email address.

Remember that the Kibana plugin requires that the ReadonlyREST Free plugin for Elasticsearch is also installed.


Detailed documentation about configuring and using each feature can be found in the ReadonlyREST documentation.


ReadonlyREST PRO, like all of our products, will receive bug fixes and new functionality over time. All upgrades will be free to subscribers.


Your subscription gives you priority email support for any issues which might arise during the four-week onboarding/trial period. If you need SLA support that covers the entire subscription period, subscribe to Readonlyrest Enterprise or ReadonlyREST Embed

Sales of ReadonlyREST PRO and Enterprise benefit the community by ensuring that ReadonlyREST itself will remain well-supported for the foreseeable future.


ReadonlyREST PRO is a commercially licensed Kibana plugin which cannot function without the ReadonlyREST Elasticsearch plugin.

The latter is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPLv3 license. This license guarantees that the code stays free and any commercial modification is contributed back to the product.

If this license feels too restrictive for your use case, buy ReadonlyREST Enterprise. It will grant your organization a ReadonlyREST commercial license instead of the GPLv3, avoiding any legal issues that might arise.

Please see the License FAQ for further details about licensing including options for distributing ReadonlyREST Enterprise with your own products.

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