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    This project is an sao.js template for bootstrapping a Kibana Plugin. It creates a basic hello world Kibana plugin with all the elements in place so you can easily get started with creating your first Kibana plugin.


    Generator Version Min Kibana Version Max Kibana Version
    ^8.0.0 7.0.0 master
    ^7.0.1 5.5.0 6.x
    ^6.2.2 5.0.0 5.4.x

    Getting Started

    Setup your Kibana development enviroment

    You can find instructions on the Kibana development documentation

    Double check that your Node.js version matches Kibana's .node-version file

    node --version

    HINT: If you install nvm and avn then you can create your own .node-version file and avn will switch to it automatically!

    Create a directory for your plugin that is right next to your Kibana directory.

    The Kibana directory must be named kibana, and your plugin directory must be a sibling directory

    ls ~/wherever/you/store/your/code
      kibana # <- where you store the Kibana development environment 
      my-new-plugin # <- your plugin directory 

    Install SAO

    npm install -g sao

    Run the generator

    cd my-new-plugin
    sao kibana-plugin

    HINT: If you need to use a version other than the latest, you can specify it when you run the template:

    # SAO will install template-kibana-plugin@7.2.4 
    sao kibana-plugin@7.2.4

    [Optional] Get the URL for your Elasticsearch installation

    Elasticsearch is available at http://localhost:9200, unless you explicitly changed it in the Elasticsearch config.

    Start Kibana in development mode with your new plugin included

    npm start

    HINT: If your Elasticsearch instance is running on another port, you can pass it in here.

    npm start -- --elasticsearch.url 'http://localhost:9200'
    # passing the elasticsearch.url here is to demonstrate how arguments can 
    # be passed to kibana with `npm start` but is not actually necessary if 
    # you are running elasticsearch locally 

    Open your Kibana instance

    Visit http://localhost:5601 with your web browser of choice.

    Development Tasks

    • npm start

      Start kibana and have it include this plugin

    • npm start -- --config kibana.yml

      You can pass any argument that you would normally send to bin/kibana by putting them after -- when running npm start

    • npm run build

      Build a distributable archive

    • npm run test:browser

      Run the browser tests in a real web browser

    • npm run test:server

      Run the server tests using mocha

    For more information about any of these commands run npm run ${task} -- --help.


    npm i template-kibana-plugin

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