Grant privileges and roles needed for publishing

Grant privileges and roles needed for publishingedit

Users who publish events to Elasticsearch need to create and write to Filebeat indices. To minimize the privileges required by the writer role, use the setup role to pre-load dependencies. This section assumes that you’ve run the setup.

When using ILM, turn off the ILM setup check in the Filebeat config file before running Filebeat to publish events:

setup.ilm.check_exists: false

To grant the required privileges:

  1. Create a writer role, called something like filebeat_writer, that has the following privileges:

    The monitor cluster privilege and the create_doc privilege on filebeat-* indices are required in every configuration.

    Type Privilege Purpose

    Cluster

    monitor

    Retrieve cluster details (e.g. version)

    Cluster

    read_ilm

    Read the ILM policy when connecting to clusters that support ILM. Not needed when setup.ilm.check_exists is false.

    Cluster

    read_pipeline

    Check for ingest pipelines used by modules. Needed when using modules.

    Index

    create_doc on filebeat-* indices

    Write events into Elasticsearch

    Omit any privileges that aren’t relevant in your environment.

  2. Assign the writer role to users who will index events into Elasticsearch.