Auditing security settingsedit

All of these settings can be added to the elasticsearch.yml configuration file. For more information, see Auditing security events.

General Auditing Settingsedit

xpack.security.audit.enabled
Set to true to enable auditing on the node. The default value is false. This puts the auditing events in a dedicated file named <clustername>_audit.json on each node. For more information, see Configuring logging levels.

Audited Event Settingsedit

The events and some other information about what gets logged can be controlled by using the following settings:

xpack.security.audit.logfile.events.include
Specifies which events to include in the auditing output. The default value is: access_denied, access_granted, anonymous_access_denied, authentication_failed, connection_denied, tampered_request, run_as_denied, run_as_granted.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.events.exclude
Excludes the specified events from the output. By default, no events are excluded.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.events.emit_request_body

Specifies whether to include the request body from REST requests on certain event types such as authentication_failed. The default value is false.

Important

No filtering is performed when auditing, so sensitive data may be audited in plain text when including the request body in audit events.

Local Node Info Settingsedit

xpack.security.audit.logfile.emit_node_name
Specifies whether to include the node name as a field in each audit event. The default value is true.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.emit_node_host_address
Specifies whether to include the node’s IP address as a field in each audit event. The default value is false.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.emit_node_host_name
Specifies whether to include the node’s host name as a field in each audit event. The default value is false.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.emit_node_id
Specifies whether to include the node id as a field in each audit event. This is available for the new format only. That is to say, this information does not exist in the <clustername>_access.log file. Unlike node name, whose value might change if the administrator changes the setting in the config file, the node id will persist across cluster restarts and the administrator cannot change it. The default value is true.

Audit Logfile Event Ignore Policiesedit

These settings affect the ignore policies that enable fine-grained control over which audit events are printed to the log file. All of the settings with the same policy name combine to form a single policy. If an event matches all of the conditions for a specific policy, it is ignored and not printed.

xpack.security.audit.logfile.events.ignore_filters.<policy_name>.users
A list of user names or wildcards. The specified policy will not print audit events for users matching these values.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.events.ignore_filters.<policy_name>.realms
A list of authentication realm names or wildcards. The specified policy will not print audit events for users in these realms.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.events.ignore_filters.<policy_name>.roles
A list of role names or wildcards. The specified policy will not print audit events for users that have these roles. If the user has several roles, some of which are not covered by the policy, the policy will not cover this event.
xpack.security.audit.logfile.events.ignore_filters.<policy_name>.indices
A list of index names or wildcards. The specified policy will not print audit events when all the indices in the event match these values. If the event concerns several indices, some of which are not covered by the policy, the policy will not cover this event.