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Customizing your branding
By default, OpenSearch Dashboards uses the OpenSearch logo, but if you want to use custom branding elements such as the favicon or main Dashboards logo, you can do so by editing
opensearch_dashboards.yml or by including a custom
opensearch_dashboards.yml file when you start your OpenSearch cluster.
For example, if you’re using Docker to start your OpenSearch cluster, include the following lines in the
opensearch-dashboards section of your
volumes: - ./opensearch_dashboards.yml:/usr/share/opensearch-dashboards/config/opensearch_dashboards.yml
Doing so replaces the Docker image’s default
opensearch_dashboards.yml with your custom
opensearch_dashboards.yml file, so be sure to include your desired settings as well. For example, if you want to configure TLS for OpenSearch Dashboards, see Configure TLS for OpenSearch Dashboards.
Re-launch OpenSearch Dashboards, and OpenSearch Dashboards now uses your custom elements.
The following elements in OpenSearch Dashboards are customizable:
|Setting||Corresponding branding element|
|logo||Header logo. See #1 in the image.|
|mark||OpenSearch Dashboards mark. See #2 in the image.|
|loadingLogo||Loading logo used when OpenSearch Dashboards is starting. See #3 in the image.|
|faviconUrl||Website icon. Loads next to the application title. See #4 in the image.|
|applicationTitle||The application’s title. See #5 in the image.|
To consolidate navigation controls and reduce the space the header takes up on the page, see Condensed header.
To start using your own branding elements in OpenSearch Dashboards, first uncomment this section of
# opensearchDashboards.branding: # logo: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # mark: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # loadingLogo: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # faviconUrl: "" # applicationTitle: ""
Add the URLs you want to use as branding elements to the appropriate setting. Valid image types are
Customization of dark mode Dashboards is also available, but you first must supply a valid link to
defaultUrl, and then link to your preferred image with
darkModeUrl. If you don’t provide a
darkModeUrl link, then Dashboards uses the provided
defaultUrl element for dark mode. You are not required to customize all branding elements, so if you wanted to, it’s perfectly valid to change just the logo or any other element. Leave unchanged elements as commented.
The following example demonstrates how to use
SVG files as logos but leaves the other elements as defaults.
logo: defaultUrl: "https://example.com/validUrl.svg" darkModeUrl: "https://example.com/validDarkModeUrl.svg" # mark: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # loadingLogo: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # faviconUrl: "" applicationTitle: "My custom application"
We recommend linking to images that are hosted on a web server, but if you really want to use locally hosted images, save your images inside
assets, and then configure
opensearch_dashboards.yml to use the correct paths. You can access locally stored images through the
The following example assumes the default port of 5601 that Dashboards uses and demonstrates how to link to locally stored images.
logo: defaultUrl: "https://localhost:5601/ui/assets/my-own-image.svg" darkModeUrl: "https://localhost:5601/ui/assets/dark-mode-my-own-image.svg" mark: defaultUrl: "https://localhost:5601/ui/assets/my-own-image2.svg" darkModeUrl: "https://localhost:5601/ui/assets/dark-mode-my-own-image2.svg" # loadingLogo: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # faviconUrl: "" applicationTitle: "My custom application"
The condensed header view reduces the footprint of the header and frees up space on the page by combining navigational elements into a single header bar.
The current default view remains close in appearance to the two-bar header offered in the previous version of Dashboards, with minor differences. To specify the condensed header, add the configuration property
useExpandedHeader to the
opensearch_dashboards.yml file and set the value to
false, as the following example illustrates.
# opensearchDashboards.branding: # logo: defaultUrl: "https://example.com/sample.svg" darkModeUrl: "https://example.com/dark-mode-sample.svg" # mark: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # loadingLogo: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # faviconUrl: "" applicationTitle: "my custom application" useExpandedHeader: false
In a future release, default behavior will become
useExpandedHeader: false. If you want to retain the default view in subsequent releases, you can explicitly set the property to
true in advance. Alternatively, you can also do this when upgrading.
The condensed view header appears as in the example below.
|OpenSearch logo||See #1. Functions as the home button.|
|Header bar||See #2. A single header bar used for all navigation controls.|
The default view remains close to the traditional view, with minor changes.
|Home button||See #1. Returns to the home page and provides an indication when a page is loading.|
|Header label||See #2. The label also functions as a home button.|
|Navigation controls||See #3. Additional navigation controls on right-side insertion points.|
Preserving nagivation elements in the default view
You can continue using the top header bar in the default view for custom navigation links (such as menu items and plugins). Follow the steps below to keep these elements in the top header in the default view.
Replace the property
coreStart.chrome.navControls.registerExpandedRight(...)and then replace the property
Make sure the configuration property
useExpandedHeaderis explicitly set to
The following configuration enables the Security plugin and SSL within OpenSearch Dashboards and uses custom branding elements to replace the OpenSearch logo and application title.
server.host: "0" opensearch.hosts: ["https://localhost:9200"] opensearch.ssl.verificationMode: none opensearch.username: "kibanaserver" opensearch.password: "kibanaserver" opensearch.requestHeadersAllowlist: [ authorization,securitytenant ] #server.ssl.enabled: true #server.ssl.certificate: /path/to/your/server/certificate #server.ssl.key: /path/to/your/server/key opensearch_security.multitenancy.enabled: true opensearch_security.multitenancy.tenants.preferred: ["Private", "Global"] opensearch_security.readonly_mode.roles: ["kibana_read_only"] # Use this setting if you are running opensearch-dashboards without https opensearch_security.cookie.secure: false opensearchDashboards.branding: logo: defaultUrl: "https://example.com/sample.svg" darkModeUrl: "https://example.com/dark-mode-sample.svg" # mark: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # loadingLogo: # defaultUrl: "" # darkModeUrl: "" # faviconUrl: "" applicationTitle: "Just some testing"