Is ES security features are free? specially xpack file based authentication

I am native user of elastic search, can someone please help in understanding that is with file base authentication is free or have a license cost.

Hi @arsalan_siddiqui, welcome to our community!

Since version 7.1, core security features of the Elastic Stack are free.
This includes file and native realm for creating and managing users.

There's a helpful blog that explains the details at

You can also find subscription details at
I've copied the relevant details into the screen shot below:

We you you enjoy the Elastic Stack and have success with your project!

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