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Reordering available tenancies

Reordering available tenancies
We can change the default tenancy, and the display ordering of the tenancies in the ROR menu by providing the defaultGroup query parameter in the HTTP request submitted by the login form, and change the order of availableGroups thanks to the enrichIdentitySessionMetadata method.
  1. 1.
    Declare readonlyrest_kbn.custom_middleware_inject_file: 'path/to/custom_middleware_inject_file.js' in the kibana.yml and declare custom_middleware_inject_file.js
async function customMiddleware(req, res, next) {
const rorRequest = req.rorRequest;
const metadata =
req.rorRequest && req.rorRequest.getIdentitySession() && req.rorRequest.getIdentitySession().metadata;
const defaultGroup = 'infosec';
const X_FORWARDED_USER = 'x-forwarded-user';
if (rorRequest.getPath() === '/login' && rorRequest.getMethod() === 'post') {
// For the login form
if (rorRequest.getBody().username === 'admin') {
rorRequest.setQuery('defaultGroup', defaultGroup);
// For the SAML/OIDC login
const token = rorRequest.getBody().conn_svc_transient_jwt;
if (token) {
const parsedJWT = JSON.parse(Buffer.from(token.split('.')[1], 'base64').toString());
if (parsedJWT.user === 'admin') {
rorRequest.setQuery('defaultGroup', defaultGroup);
// For the Proxy authorization
if (!metadata && req.headers[X_FORWARDED_USER]) {
if (req.headers[X_FORWARDED_USER] === 'admin') {
rorRequest.setQuery('defaultGroup', defaultGroup);
if (metadata && rorRequest.getPath() === '/pkp/api/info') {
const availableGroups = metadata.availableGroups;
if (availableGroups.some(availableGroup => availableGroup === defaultGroup)) {
const index = availableGroups.indexOf(defaultGroup);
const groupAvailable = index !== -1;
if (groupAvailable) {
availableGroups.splice(index, 1);
rorRequest.enrichIdentitySessionMetadata({ availableGroups });
return next();
In this example, before the login to the Kibana, when the username is equal 'admin', we add default tenant rorRequest.setQuery('defaultGroup', defaultGroup); which means, that it will be the first tenant opened after the login. During the active Kibana session, we will also change the order of tenants displayed in the ROR menu and our default tenant will be the first on the list.
⚠️IMPORTANT Custom middleware must return next() function, to not block the request