This is a closed beta for the current Enterprise subscribers. If you are one of them, please:
email us at: support AT readonlyrest DOT com
with subject: "ROR Enterprise BETA builds for <Your Company Name>"
We will be grateful for your kind feedback.
Simple: head to beta.readonlyrest.com and subscribe to the announcements.
Kibana is a fast changing piece of software. In the past, it was very frequent that a new Kibana release would break or introduce regressions in our product, and fixing and adapting has been an endless manual work for our team.
Today, the new ReadonlyREST Enterprise has been completely re-enginered to be more robust to changes, modular and testable.
The internal plugin name had to change from "readonlyrest_kbn" to "readonlyrestkbn", to comply with new rules in the plugin API. Fortunately, we managed to keep the zip file names and kibana.yml configuration parameters unchanged (i.e. things like
readonlyrest_kbn.cookiePass: xxx are still valid).
Previously we needed to keep track and document all Kibana apps IDs, and you had to look them up all the time. Now we made it simpler.
Imagine you want to hide "Machine Learning" app from "Kibana" sub menu. You type:
kibana_hide_apps: [ "Kibana|Machine Learning" ]
<submenu-title|app-title> . Other examples:
Enterprise Search|Workplace Search
You get the gist.
Only subtle differences, and many of these are just total improvements.
For example, our administrative Kibana app has now become a modal window. It opens and closes quickly, and does not navigate your session away from what you were doing in Kibana.
The answer is: yes they will, but only one extra command. See installation/uninstallation instructions below.
This is because the new ROR owes its extra powers to a tiny bit of code injection in a couple of Kibana core files. And for legal reasons you have to patch them yourself using our patcher/unpatcher "ror-tools.js".
With the new plugin, you need a post-installation step. This will slightly modify some core Kibana files.
# Normal installation$ bin/kibana-plugin install file:///tmp/readonlyrest_kbn_v1.27.0_es7.10.1.zip...# [NEW!] Patch Kibana core files$ node/bin/node plugins/readonlyrest_kbn/ror-tools.js patch
There's also a pre-uninstallation step, to bring back the Kibana files to the original state.
# [NEW!] Un-patch Kibana core files$ node/bin/node plugins/readonlyrestkbn/ror-tools.js unpatch# Uninstall normally$ bin/kibana-plugin remove readonlyrestkbn