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An entire cluster may be set to read-only with the following dynamic setting:
- Make the whole cluster read only (indices do not accept write operations), metadata is not allowed to be modified (create or delete indices).
Don’t rely on this setting to prevent changes to your cluster. Any user with access to the cluster-update-settings API can make the cluster read-write again.