If you want Filebeat to connect to a cluster that has X-Pack security enabled, there are extra configuration steps:
To send data to a secured cluster through the
elasticsearchoutput, Filebeat needs to authenticate as a user who can manage index templates, monitor the cluster, create indices, read and write to the indices it creates, and manage ingest pipelines.
To search the indexed Filebeat data and visualize it in Kibana, users need access to the indices Filebeat creates.
If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you need to enable HTTPS in the Filebeat configuration.
Filebeat uses the
beats_systemuser to send monitoring data to Elasticsearch. If you plan to monitor Filebeat in Kibana and have not yet set up the password, set it up now.
For more information about X-Pack security, see Securing the Elastic Stack.
Filebeat features that require authorizationedit
After securing Filebeat, make sure your users have the roles (or associated
privileges) required to use these Filebeat features. You must create the
filebeat_reader roles (see Configure authentication credentials and
Grant users access to Filebeat indices).
kibana_user roles are built-in.
Send data to a secured cluster
Run Filebeat modules
Load index templates
Load Filebeat dashboards into Kibana
Load machine learning jobs
Read indices created by Filebeat
View Filebeat dashboards in Kibana