Filebeat keystore using empty password

HI all:

Based on the source code of filebeat, an empty string is used as the password to generate keysotres(see So with the content of filebeat.keystore file, we can easily crash the secrets(filebeat ships with many tests which makes it even more conveniently).

Does filebeat has the plan of using users own passwords? Or is there any more secure way to store secrets in filebeat?

Hi @yuqingz!

There is an open issue for this:
It seems to be of low priority since it has not updates for some time now but you can definitely follow any progress on this.


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