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Encrypt the Elasticsearch Client Network
No matter what technology we are working with, we always need to be mindful of security. Big data platforms are certainly no exception, as they can contain massive amounts of sensitive data that must be protected. Elasticsearch has made securing your cluster very easy with native security configurations and tools to ensure that your data is only accessible to authorized users. In this hands-on lab, you will have the opportunity to encrypt the client network of an Elasticsearch cluster in order to protect the integrity and privacy of API requests between a client and an Elasticsearch node.
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Configure client network encryption.
Using the Secure Shell (SSH), log in to each node as
cloud_uservia the public IP address.
sudo su -
Add the following to
/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.ymlon each node:
xpack.security.http.ssl.enabled: true xpack.security.http.ssl.keystore.path: certificate.p12 xpack.security.http.ssl.truststore.path: certificate.p12
Restart Elasticsearch with:
systemctl restart elasticsearch
What's a lab?
Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.