Configure Filebeat to use security features

If you want Filebeat to connect to a cluster that has security features enabled, there are extra configuration steps:

  1. Grant users access to secured resources.

    You can use role-based access control to grant Filebeat users access to secured resources.

  2. Grant access using API keys.

    You can use API keys to grant access to Elasticsearch more securely.

  3. Configure authentication credentials.

    To interact with a secured cluster, Filebeat must either provide basic authentication credentials or present a client certificate.

  4. Configure Filebeat to use encrypted connections.

    If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you need to enable HTTPS in the Filebeat configuration.

For more information about security features, see Secure a cluster.