Start Trial API

This API starts a 30-day trial license.

Request

POST _xpack/license/start_trial

Description

The start trial API enables you to upgrade from a basic license to a 30-day trial license, which gives access to all X-Pack features.

Note

You are allowed to initiate a trial license only if your cluster has not already activated a trial license for the current major X-Pack version. For example, if you have already activated a trial for v6.0, you cannot start a new trial until v7.0. You can, however, contact info@elastic.co to request an extended trial license.

To check the status of your trial license, use the following API: Get Trial Status API.

For more information about the different types of licenses, see https://www.elastic.co/subscriptions.

Authorization

You must have manage cluster privileges to use this API. For more information, see Security Privileges.

Examples

The following example checks whether you are eligible to start a trial:

POST _xpack/license/start_trial

Example response:

{
  "trial_was_started": true
}