Update Licenseedit


The license can be added or updated using the putLicense() method:

PutLicenseRequest request = new PutLicenseRequest();

PutLicenseResponse response = client.license().putLicense(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT);

Set the categories of information to retrieve. The default is to return no information which is useful for checking if X-Pack is installed but not much else.

A JSON document containing the license information.


The returned PutLicenseResponse contains the LicensesStatus, acknowledged flag and possible acknowledge messages. The acknowledge messages are present if you previously had a license with more features than one you are trying to update and you didn’t set the acknowledge flag to true. In this case you need to display the messages to the end user and if they agree, resubmit the license with the acknowledge flag set to true. Please note that the request will still return a 200 return code even if requires an acknowledgement. So, it is necessary to check the acknowledged flag.

LicensesStatus status = response.status();                  
assertEquals(status, LicensesStatus.VALID);                 
boolean acknowledged = response.isAcknowledged();           
String acknowledgeHeader = response.acknowledgeHeader();    
Map<String, String[]> acknowledgeMessages = response.acknowledgeMessages();  

The status of the license

Make sure that the license is valid.

Check the acknowledge flag. It should be true if license is acknowledged.

Otherwise we can see the acknowledge messages in acknowledgeHeader()

and check component-specific messages in acknowledgeMessages().

Asynchronous Executionedit

This request can be executed asynchronously:

        request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT, listener); 

The PutLicenseRequest to execute and the ActionListener to use when the execution completes

The asynchronous method does not block and returns immediately. Once it is completed the ActionListener is called back using the onResponse method if the execution successfully completed or using the onFailure method if it failed.

A typical listener for PutLicenseResponse looks like:

ActionListener<PutLicenseResponse> listener = new ActionListener<PutLicenseResponse>() {
    public void onResponse(PutLicenseResponse putLicenseResponse) {

    public void onFailure(Exception e) {

Called when the execution is successfully completed. The response is provided as an argument

Called in case of failure. The raised exception is provided as an argument