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Filebeat comes with two settings that simplify the output configuration when used together with Elastic Cloud. When defined, these setting overwrite settings from other parts in the configuration.
cloud.id: "staging:dXMtZWFzdC0xLmF3cy5mb3VuZC5pbyRjZWM2ZjI2MWE3NGJmMjRjZTMzYmI4ODExYjg0Mjk0ZiRjNmMyY2E2ZDA0MjI0OWFmMGNjN2Q3YTllOTYyNTc0Mw==" cloud.auth: "elastic:YOUR_PASSWORD"
These settings can be also specified at the command line, like this:
filebeat -e -E cloud.id="<cloud-id>" -E cloud.auth="<cloud.auth>"
The Cloud ID, which can be found in the Elastic Cloud web console, is used by
Filebeat to resolve the Elasticsearch and Kibana URLs. This setting
When specified, the
cloud.auth overwrites the
output.elasticsearch.password settings. Because the Kibana settings inherit
the username and password from the Elasticsearch output, this can also be used
to set the
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