Search Guard Kibana Plugin 49.1

Release Date: 2021-03-26

The this is a maintenance release for the Search Guard Kibana Plugin which fixes a number of bugs. These are only relevant for specific setups. If you are using such setups and experience problems, then upgrading is recommended.

See below for details.

kibana.yml Configuration

We fixed multiple issues with the Kibana configuration which were introduced in SG 49.0. They are:

  • Read the config if the path is declared in the environment variable.
  • Read the config if the path is declared in the CLI arguments (-c/–config)
  • Resolve environment variables declared in the config.


Fixed a regression where searchguard.cookie.ttl: 0 in kibana.yml would invalidate the cookie immediately instead of setting the lifetime to the entire browser session.


Anonymous Authentication

Support for anonymous auth was broken and it wasn’t possible to authenticate with an anonymous user. Fixed.


OIDC Authentication

Fixed an issue with OIDC which would sometimes require Kibana to be restarted once before the authentication flow could be started.


Multi Tenancy Index Migration

Fixed a problem where multi tenancy index migration was unstable on setups with a large number of tenants.