- GA Release
The following installation instructions are only valid for versions 6.2 and older. In versions 6.3 and later, X-Pack is included with the default distributions of Elastic Stack, with all free features enabled by default. An opt-in trial is available to enable subscription features.
View the detailed release notes here.
Running a cluster without internet access? See our offline installation instructions.
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Install X-Pack into Elasticsearch
To install X-Pack on a DEB/RPM installation of the Elastic Stack, see DEB/RPM installation instructions. If you are using the Windows MSI Installer package, you will have the option to install X-Pack during the plugins installation step.
Note: If you are installing X-Pack on a multiple node cluster, please follow the instructions to generate certificates and configuring TLS for encrypted communication. This step is required on multi node clusters.
Generate default passwords
Note the passwords for
Install X-Pack into Kibana
Add credentials to the kibana.yml file
<pwd> is the password for the
kibana user auto generated in step 3. If you set up TLS in step 2, also add your certificates to the kibana.yml file.
- Navigate to Kibana at http://localhost:5601/
- Log in as the built-in
elasticuser with the auto-generated password from step 3