User roles and object management

Users, roles and settings

ITRS Log Analytics allows to you manage users and permission for indexes and methods used by them. To do this click the “Config” button from the main menu bar.


A new window will appear with three main tabs: „User Management”, „Settings” and „License Info”.

From the „User Management” level we have access to the following possibilities: Creating a user in „Create User”, displaying users in „User List”, creating new roles in „Create roles” and displaying existing roles in „List Role”.

Creating a User (Create User)

Creating user

To create a new user click on the Config icon and you immediately enter the administration panel, where the first tab is to create a new user (Create User).


In the wizard that opens, we enter a unique username (Username field), password for the user (field Password) and assign a role (field Role). In this field we have the option of assigning more than one role. Until we select role in the Roles field, the Default Role field remains empty. When we mark several roles, these roles appear in the Default Role field. In this field we have the opportunity to indicate which role for a new user will be the default role with which the user will be associated in the first place when logging in. The default role field has one more important task - it binds all users with the field / role set in one group. When one of the users of this group create Visualization or Dashboard it will be available to other users from this role(group). Creating the account is confirmed with the Submit button.

User’s modification and deletion, (User List)

Once we have created users, we can display their list. We do it in next tab (User List).


In this view, we get a list of user account with assigned roles and we have two buttons: Delete and Update. The first of these is ability to delete a user account. Under the Update button is a drop-down menu in which we can change the previous password to a new one (New password), change the password (Re-enter Ne Password), change the previously assigned roles (Roles), to other (we can take the role assigned earlier and give a new one, extend user permissions with new roles). The introduced changes are confirmed with the Submit button.

We can also see current user setting and clicking the Update button collapses the previously expanded menu.

Create, modify and delete a role (Create Role), (Role List)

In the Create Role tab we can define a new role with permissions that we assign to a pattern or several index patterns.


In example, we use the syslog2* index pattern. We give this name in the Paths field. We can provide one or more index patterns, their names should be separated by a comma. In the next Methods field, we select one or many methods that will be assigned to the role. Available methods:

  • PUT - sends data to the server
  • POST - sends a request to the server for a change
  • DELETE - deletes the index / document
  • GET - gets information about the index /document
  • HEAD - is used to check if the index /document exists

In the role field, enter the unique name of the role. We confirm addition of a new role with the Submit button. To see if a new role has been added, go to the net Role List tab.


As we can see, the new role has been added to the list. With the Delete button we have the option of deleting it, while under the Update button we have a drop-down menu thanks to which we can add or remove an index pattern and add or remove a method. When we want to confirm the changes, we choose the Submit button. Pressing the Update button again will close the menu.

Fresh installation of the application have sewn solid roles which granting user special rights:

  • admin - this role gives unlimited permissions to administer / manage the application
  • alert - a role for users who want to see the Alert module
  • kibana - a role for users who want to see the application GUI
  • Intelligence - a role for users who are to see the Intelligence moduleObject access permissions (Objects permissions)

In the User Manager tab we can parameterize access to the newly created role as well as existing roles. In this tab we can indicate to which object in the application the role has access.


In the Role List tab we have a role called sys2, it refers to all index patterns beginning with syslog* and the methods get, post, delete, put and head are assigned.


When we go to the Object permission tab, we have the option to choose the sys2 role in the drop-down list choose a role:


After selecting, we can see that we already have access to the objects: two index patterns syslog2* and ITRS Log Analytics-* and on dashboard Windows Events. There are also appropriate read or updates permissions.


From the list we have the opportunity to choose another object that we can add to the role. We have the ability to quickly find this object in the search engine (Find) and narrowing the object class in the drop-down field “Select object type”. The object type are associated with saved previously documents in the sections Dashboard, Index pattern, Search and Visualization. By buttons ../_images/image59.png we have the ability to add or remove or object, and Save button to save the selection.

Default user and passwords

The table below contains built-in user accounts and default passwords:

|Address                |User         |Password     |Role         |Description                                     |Usage          |
|https://localhost:5601	|logserver    |logserver    |logserver    |A built-in *superuser* account                  |               |
|                       |alert        |alert        |alert        |A built-in account for  the Alert module        |               |  
|                       |intelligence |intelligece  |intelligence |A built-in account for the Intelligence module  | authorizing communication with elasticsearch server | 
|                       |scheduler    |scheduler    |scheduler    |A built-in account for the Scheduler module     |
|                       |logstash     |logstash     |logstash     |A built-in account for authorized comuunication form Logstash |
|                       |cerebro      |     |system acconut only     |A built-in account for authorized comuunication from Cerebro moudule |

Changing password for the system account

After you change password for one of the system account ( alert, intelligence, logserver, scheduler), you must to do appropriate changes in the application files.

  1. Account Logserver

    • Update /etc/kibana/kibana.yml

      vi /etc/kibana/kibana.yml
      elasticsearch.password: new_logserver_passowrd
      elastfilter.password: "new_logserver_password"
      cerebro.password: "new_logserver_password"
    • Update password in curator configuration file: /usr/share/kibana/curator/curator.yml

      http_auth: logserver:"new_logserver_password"
  2. Account Intelligence

    • Update /opt/ai/bin/conf.cfg

      vi /opt/ai/bin/conf.cfg
  3. Account Alert

    • Update file /opt/alert/config.yaml

      vi /opt/alert/config.yaml
      es_password: alert
  4. Account Scheduler

    • Update /etc/kibana/kibana.yml

      vi /etc/kibana/kibana.yml	
      elastscheduler.password: "new_scheduler_password"
  5. Account Logstash

    • Update the Logstash pipeline configuration files (*.conf) in output sections:

      vi /etc/logstash/conf.d/*.conf
      elasticsearch {
      	hosts => ["localhost:9200"]
      	index => "syslog-%{+YYYY.MM}"
      	user => "logstash"
      	password => "new_password"

Module Access

You can restrict access to specific modules for a user role. For example: the user can only use the Discovery, Alert and Cerebro modules, the other modules should be inaccessible to the user.

You can do this by editing the roles in the Role List and selecting the application from the Apps list. After saving, the user has access only to specific modules.


Manage API keys

The system allows you to manage, create and delete API access keys from the level of the GUI management application.

Examples of implementation:

  1. From the main menu select “Dev Tools” button:


  2. List of active keys:


  3. Details of a single key:


  4. Create a new key:


  5. Deleting the key: