If you want Winlogbeat 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
Winlogbeat 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. See Configuring Authentication Credentials for Winlogbeat.
If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you also need to enable HTTPS in the Winlogbeat configuration. See Configuring Winlogbeat to use Encrypted Connections.
In addition to configuring authentication credentials for the Winlogbeat itself, you need to grant authorized users permission to access the indices it creates. See Granting Users Access to Winlogbeat Indices.
For more information about X-Pack Security, see Securing Elasticsearch and Kibana.