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- Active Directory or LDAP realms might stop working after upgrading to Elasticsearch 6.3 or later releases. In 6.4 or later releases, you might see messages in the Elasticsearch log that indicate a config file is in a deprecated location.
By default, in 6.2 and earlier releases, the security configuration files are
located in the
ES_PATH_CONF/x-pack directory, where
ES_PATH_CONF is an
environment variable that defines the location of the
In 6.3 and later releases, the config directory no longer contains an
directory. The files that were stored in this folder, such as the
files, now exist directly in the config directory.
If you upgraded to 6.3 or later releases, your old security
configuration files still exist in an
x-pack folder. That file path is
deprecated, however, and you should move your files out of that folder.
In 6.3 and later releases, settings such as
files.role_mapping default to
ES_PATH_CONF/role_mapping.yml. If you do not want to use the default locations,
you must update the settings appropriately. See