Plugin Management

The plugin script is used to install, list, and remove plugins. It is located in the $ES_HOME/bin directory by default but it may be in a different location if you installed Elasticsearch with an RPM or deb package.

Run the following command to get usage instructions:

sudo bin/plugin -h

Running as root

If Elasticsearch was installed using the deb or rpm package then run bin/plugin as root so it can write to the appropriate files on disk. Otherwise run bin/plugin as the user that owns all of the Elasticsearch files.