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If you want Packetbeat 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, Packetbeat 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 Packetbeat data and visualize it in Kibana, users need access to the indices Packetbeat creates.
If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you need to enable HTTPS in the Packetbeat configuration.
Packetbeat uses the
beats_systemuser to send monitoring data to Elasticsearch. If you plan to monitor Packetbeat in Kibana and have not yet set up the password, set it up now.
For more information about X-Pack security, see Security overview.