If you want Heartbeat 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, Heartbeat needs to authenticate as a user who can manage index templates, monitor the cluster, create indices, and read and write to the indices it creates.
To search the indexed Heartbeat data and visualize it in Kibana, users need access to the indices Heartbeat creates.
If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you need to enable HTTPS in the Heartbeat configuration.
Heartbeat uses the
beats_systemuser to send monitoring data to Elasticsearch. If you plan to monitor Heartbeat 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.
Heartbeat features that require authorizationedit
After securing Heartbeat, make sure your users have the roles (or associated
privileges) required to use these Heartbeat features. You must create the
heartbeat_reader roles (see Configure authentication credentials and
Grant users access to Heartbeat indices). The other roles are
Send data to a secured cluster
Load index templates
Load Heartbeat dashboards into Kibana
Load machine learning jobs
Read indices created by Heartbeat
View Heartbeat dashboards in Kibana