Elasticsearch upgrade requires Seach Guard upgrade as well?

We are using ES 5.5.1 and also using search-guard 5.5.1 and search-guard-ssl 5.5.1

We are upgrading ES to 6.5.4 so is it mandatory to upgrade the search-guard as well? Or we can continue with the existing search guard?

You will need to ask the Searchguard devs that.

On a general level you need to upgrade every plugin when upgrading Elasticsearch. The reason being that every ES plugin needs to be built against specific ES version only and it must name this version in its descriptor file, see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/plugins/6.5/plugin-authors.html#_plugin_descriptor_file (check the elasticsearch.version). SearchGuard is no exception.

See their release page here: https://github.com/floragunncom/search-guard/releases To find the version that matches your ES version.

Looks like they support upto ES 6.4.2 ONLY

I would probably start here: https://docs.search-guard.com/latest/search-guard-versions

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