IMPORTANT: No additional bug fixes or documentation updates will be released for this version. For the latest information, see the current release documentation.
If you want Metricbeat to connect to a cluster that has X-Pack security enabled, there are extra configuration steps:
Grant users access to secured resources.
You can use role-based access control to grant Metricbeat users access to secured resources.
Configure authentication credentials.
To interact with a secured cluster, Metricbeat must either provide basic authentication credentials or present a client certificate.
Configure Metricbeat to use encrypted connections.
If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you need to enable HTTPS in the Metricbeat configuration.
For more information about X-Pack security, see Securing the Elastic Stack.
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