Configure Winlogbeat to use security featuresedit

If you want Winlogbeat to connect to a cluster that has security features enabled, there are extra configuration steps:

  1. Grant users access to secured resources.

    You can use role-based access control to grant Winlogbeat users access to secured resources.

  2. Grant access using API keys.

    You can use API keys to grant access to Elasticsearch more securely.

  3. Configure authentication credentials.

    To interact with a secured cluster, Winlogbeat must either provide basic authentication credentials or present a client certificate.

  4. Configure Winlogbeat to use encrypted connections.

    If encryption is enabled on the cluster, you need to enable HTTPS in the Winlogbeat configuration.

For more information about security features, see Secure a cluster.