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The Open Distro project is archived. Open Distro development has moved to OpenSearch. The Open Distro plugins will continue to work with legacy versions of Elasticsearch OSS, but we recommend upgrading to OpenSearch to take advantage of the latest features and improvements.

Configure WMS map server

Due to licensing restrictions, the default installation of Kibana in Open Distro doesn’t include a map server for tile map visualizations. To configure Kibana to use a WMS map server:

  1. Open Kibana at https://<host>:<port>. For example, https://localhost:5601.
  2. If necessary, log in.
  3. Management.
  4. Advanced Settings.
  5. Locate visualization:tileMap:WMSdefaults.
  6. Change enabled to true, and add the URL of a valid WMS map server.

      "enabled": true,
      "url": "<wms-map-server-url>",
      "options": {
        "format": "image/png",
        "transparent": true

Map services often have licensing fees or restrictions. You are responsible for all such considerations on any map server that you specify.