Auditbeat not updating record/docs in index

I have installed Auditbeat and configured it on a RHEL machine. Auditbeat status shows that it is running. However, index for Auditbeat shows zero docs count. Auditd service is disabled. I have deleted and recreated the index several times (using auditbeat setup -c). The index is created with pattern but no docs.
Any help please?
Config as below:
###################### Auditbeat Configuration Example #########################

This is an example configuration file highlighting only the most common

options. The auditbeat.reference.yml file from the same directory contains all

the supported options with more comments. You can use it as a reference.

You can find the full configuration reference here:

Auditbeat Reference | Elastic

=========================== Modules configuration ============================


  • module: auditd
    enabled: false

    Load audit rules from separate files. Same format as audit.rules(7).

    #audit_rule_files: [ '${path.config}/audit.rules.d/*.conf' ]
    audit_rules: |
    -w /etc/group -p wa -k identity
    -w /etc/passwd -p wra -k identity
    -w /etc/gshadow -p wa -k identity
    -w /etc/shadow -p wa -k identity
    -w /etc/security/opasswd -p wa -k identity
    -w /apps/auditbeat/auditbeat.yml war -k access
    -a always,exit -F arch=b64 -S open,creat,truncate,ftruncate,openat,open_by_handle_at -F exit=-EACCES -k access
    -a always,exit -F arch=b64 -S open,creat,truncate,ftruncate,openat,open_by_handle_at -F exit=-EPERM -k access

  • module: file_integrity

    • /bin
    • /usr/bin
    • /sbin
    • /usr/sbin
    • /etc
  • module: system

    • package # Installed, updated, and removed packages

    period: 1m # The frequency at which the datasets check for changes

  • module: system

    • host # General host information, e.g. uptime, IPs
    • login # User logins, logouts, and system boots.
    • process # Started and stopped processes
    • socket # Opened and closed sockets
    • user # User information

    How often datasets send state updates with the

    current state of the system (e.g. all currently

    running processes, all open sockets).

    state.period: 1m

    Enabled by default. Auditbeat will read password fields in

    /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow and store a hash locally to

    detect any changes.

    user.detect_password_changes: true

    File patterns of the login record files.

    login.wtmp_file_pattern: /var/log/wtmp*
    login.btmp_file_pattern: /var/log/btmp*

======================= Elasticsearch template setting =======================

index.number_of_shards: 3
#index.codec: best_compression
#_source.enabled: false

================================== General ===================================

The name of the shipper that publishes the network data. It can be used to group

all the transactions sent by a single shipper in the web interface.


The tags of the shipper are included in their own field with each

transaction published.

#tags: ["service-X", "web-tier"]

Optional fields that you can specify to add additional information to the



env: staging

================================= Dashboards =================================

These settings control loading the sample dashboards to the Kibana index. Loading

the dashboards is disabled by default and can be enabled either by setting the

options here or by using the setup command.

setup.dashboards.enabled: true

The URL from where to download the dashboards archive. By default this URL

has a value which is computed based on the Beat name and version. For released

versions, this URL points to the dashboard archive on the



=================================== Kibana ===================================

Starting with Beats version 6.0.0, the dashboards are loaded via the Kibana API.

This requires a Kibana endpoint configuration.

host: "https://xyz:5601"

=============================== Elastic Cloud ================================

These settings simplify using Auditbeat with the Elastic Cloud (

The setting overwrites the output.elasticsearch.hosts and options.

You can find the in the Elastic Cloud web UI.

The cloud.auth setting overwrites the output.elasticsearch.username and

output.elasticsearch.password settings. The format is <user>:<pass>.


================================== Outputs ===================================

Configure what output to use when sending the data collected by the beat.

---------------------------- Elasticsearch Output ----------------------------

hosts: ["xyz:9200"]
protocol: "https"
username: "elastic"
password: "password"

server.ssl.enabled: true
server.ssl.certificate: /xyz/xyz.cer
server.ssl.key: /xyz/xyz.key

------------------------------ Logstash Output -------------------------------


The Logstash hosts

#hosts: ["localhost:5044"]

Optional SSL. By default is off.

List of root certificates for HTTPS server verifications

#ssl.certificate_authorities: ["/etc/pki/root/ca.pem"]

Certificate for SSL client authentication

#ssl.certificate: "/etc/pki/client/cert.pem"

Client Certificate Key

#ssl.key: "/etc/pki/client/cert.key"

================================= Processors =================================

Configure processors to enhance or manipulate events generated by the beat.


  • add_host_metadata: ~
  • add_cloud_metadata: ~
  • add_docker_metadata: ~

================================== Logging ===================================

logging.level: debug
logging.to_files: true
path: /var/log/auditbeat
name: auditbeat
keepfiles: 7

============================= X-Pack Monitoring ==============================

Auditbeat can export internal metrics to a central Elasticsearch monitoring

cluster. This requires xpack monitoring to be enabled in Elasticsearch. The

reporting is disabled by default.

Set to true to enable the monitoring reporter.

#monitoring.enabled: false

Sets the UUID of the Elasticsearch cluster under which monitoring data for this

Auditbeat instance will appear in the Stack Monitoring UI. If output.elasticsearch

is enabled, the UUID is derived from the Elasticsearch cluster referenced by output.elasticsearch.


Uncomment to send the metrics to Elasticsearch. Most settings from the

Elasticsearch output are accepted here as well.

Note that the settings should point to your Elasticsearch monitoring cluster.

Any setting that is not set is automatically inherited from the Elasticsearch

output configuration, so if you have the Elasticsearch output configured such

that it is pointing to your Elasticsearch monitoring cluster, you can simply

uncomment the following line.


============================== Instrumentation ===============================

Instrumentation support for the auditbeat.

# Set to true to enable instrumentation of auditbeat.
#enabled: false

# Environment in which auditbeat is running on (eg: staging, production, etc.)
#environment: ""

# APM Server hosts to report instrumentation results to.
#  - http://localhost:8200

# API Key for the APM Server(s).
# If api_key is set then secret_token will be ignored.

# Secret token for the APM Server(s).

================================= Migration ==================================

This allows to enable 6.7 migration aliases

#migration.6_to_7.enabled: true

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