Install Shield

1

Install Shield into Elasticsearch

bin/plugin install license
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bin/plugin install shield
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To install Shield on a DEB/RPM installation of the Elastic Stack, see DEB/RPM installation instructions.

2

Add an admin user

bin/shield/esusers useradd es_admin -r admin
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3

Start Elasticsearch

bin/elasticsearch
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4

Test your authenticated user

curl -u es_admin -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/'
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5

Install Shield into Kibana

Install Shield into Kibana for full session support (Shield 2.2+)

6

Dive in

Summary

Version: 2.4.6

Release date: July 27, 2017

License: Elastic Commercial Software End User License Agreement

Notes:

The newest version of Shield is now part of X‑Pack.

Running a cluster without Internet access? View our offline installation instructions.
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