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Encrypt the Elasticsearch Transport 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 do the following: * Encrypt the transport network of an Elasticsearch cluster * Enable user authentication in Elasticsearch * Set built-in Elasticsearch user passwords
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Configure transport 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:
# --------------------------------- Security ----------------------------------- # xpack.security.enabled: true xpack.security.transport.ssl.enabled: true xpack.security.transport.ssl.verification_mode: certificate xpack.security.transport.ssl.keystore.path: certificate.p12 xpack.security.transport.ssl.truststore.path: certificate.p12
Start Elasticsearch with:
systemctl start elasticsearch
Set the password for each built-in user.
Set the built-in user passwords using the
elasticsearch-setup-passwordsutility on the master-1 node:
Use the following passwords:
User: elastic Password: elastic_566 User: apm_system Password: apm_system_566 User: kibana Password: kibana_566 User: logstash_system Password: logstash_system_566 User: beats_system Password: beats_system_566 User: remote_monitoring_user Password: remote_monitoring_user_566
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