Get license APIedit

This API enables you to retrieve licensing information.

Requestedit

GET /_license

Descriptionedit

This API returns information about the type of license, when it was issued, and when it expires, for example.

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

If the master node is generating a new cluster state, the get license API may return a 404 Not Found response. If you receive an unexpected 404 response after cluster startup, wait a short period and retry the request.

Query Parametersedit

local
(Boolean) Specifies whether to retrieve local information. The default value is false, which means the information is retrieved from the master node.

Authorizationedit

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

Examplesedit

The following example provides information about a trial license:

GET /_license
{
  "license" : {
    "status" : "active",
    "uid" : "cbff45e7-c553-41f7-ae4f-9205eabd80xx",
    "type" : "trial",
    "issue_date" : "2018-10-20T22:05:12.332Z",
    "issue_date_in_millis" : 1540073112332,
    "expiry_date" : "2018-11-19T22:05:12.332Z",
    "expiry_date_in_millis" : 1542665112332,
    "max_nodes" : 1000,
    "max_resource_units" : null,
    "issued_to" : "test",
    "issuer" : "elasticsearch",
    "start_date_in_millis" : -1
  }
}