License Managementedit

By default, new installations have a Basic license that never expires. For the full list of features available at the Free and Open Basic subscription level, refer to

To explore all of the available solutions and features, start a 30-day free trial. You can activate a trial subscription once per major product version. If you need more than 30 days to complete your evaluation, request an extended trial at

To view the status of your license, start a trial, or install a new license, open the main menu, then click Stack Management > License Management.

Required permissionsedit

The manage cluster privilege is required to access License Management.

To add the privilege, open the main menu, then click Stack Management > Roles.

License expirationedit

Licenses are valid for a specific time period. 30 days before the license expiration date, Elasticsearch starts logging expiration warnings. If monitoring is enabled, expiration warnings are displayed prominently in Kibana.

If your license expires, your subscription level reverts to Basic and you will no longer be able to use Platinum or Enterprise features.

Update your licenseedit

Licenses are provided as a JSON file and have an effective date and an expiration date. You cannot install a new license before its effective date. License updates take effect immediately and do not require restarting Elasticsearch.

You can update your license from Stack Management > License Management or through the update license API.