- Expected Behavior: Disabling X-Pack security on Elasticsearch obviates the need for a Logstash management password
- Observed Behavior: Logstash complains that it needs a management password
- I installed X-Pack on Elasticsearch, Kibana and Logstash (All running 6.0.0-beta2).
- My elasticsearch.yml includes the following line:
According to the X-Pack documentation, I do not need a password if I disable security:
xpack.management.elasticsearch.username and xpack.management.elasticsearch.password
If your Elasticsearch is protected with basic authentication, these settings provide the username and password that the Logstash instance uses to authenticate for accessing the configuration data. The password for the elastic user is whatever password you specified when you installed X-Pack and set up authentication.
My Elasticsearch does not use basic authentication, so I would assume I do not need to set a password here.