License managementedit

When you install the default distribution of the Elastic Stack, you receive a basic license. For the full list of free features that are included in the basic license, see:

If you want to try the platinum features, you can start a 30-day trial. Go to the License Management page in Kibana or use the start trial API.

You can initiate a trial license only if your cluster has not already activated a trial license for the current major product version. For example, if you have already activated a trial for v6.0, you cannot start a new trial until v7.0. To check your trial status, use the get trial status API.

At the end of the trial period, the platinum features operate in a degraded mode. You can revert to a basic license, extend the trial, or purchase a subscription.

Updating Your licenseedit

You can update your license at runtime without shutting down your nodes. License updates take effect immediately. The license is provided as a JSON file that you install in Kibana or by using the update license API.

If you are using a basic or trial license, security features are disabled by default. In all other licenses, security features are enabled by default; you must secure the Elastic Stack or disable the security features.