Plugin Managementedit

Use the elasticsearch-plugin command line tool 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 depending on which Elasticsearch package you installed:

Run the following command to get usage instructions:

sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin -h

Running as root

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


If you run Elasticsearch using Docker, you can manage plugins using a configuration file.