If you want Winlogbeat to connect to a cluster that has X-Pack security enabled, there are extra configuration steps:
You can use role-based access control to grant Winlogbeat users access to secured resources.
To interact with a secured cluster, Winlogbeat must either provide basic authentication credentials or present a client certificate.
If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you need to enable HTTPS in the Winlogbeat configuration.
Winlogbeat uses the
beats_systemuser to send monitoring data to Elasticsearch. If you plan to monitor Winlogbeat 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.