Missing security index, not able to change password

Hi guys, I'm new to Elasticsearch, so please forgive my questions if it's too basic.

I have a ELK 5.0 cluster running with 1 client node and 3 data/master nodes. I have installed X-pack, but I only activated Monitoring until Monday.

Yesterday I was working on Security, following the steps from (https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/x-pack/current/security-getting-started.html) the available guide, and when tried to change the password for elastic user I got this error message:
No handler found for uri [/_xpack/security/user/elastic/_password] and method [PUT]

On my client node:
curl -XPUT -u elastic '' -d '{

"password" : "mypassword"
Enter host password for user 'elastic':
No handler found for uri [/_xpack/security/user/elastic/_password] and method [PUT]

Looking at my data nodes I don't have the security index, but I do have the monitoring index.
On my elasticsearch.yml I do have this setting:

action.auto_create_index: .security,.monitoring*,.watches,.triggered_watches,.watcher-history*

What am I missing?

I would really appreciated some help here!


Hi Fran,

What settings have you changed in the elasticsearch.yml file?


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