I am having the same issue with ES and Kibana 6.2.3. Also running Windows 10. Elasticsearch installed fine, and setting up x-pack with transport security went fine as well. Also setup the default elastic,kibana,logstash users with passwords as well. Kibana installed fine, and x-pack installed there as well.
Could this be an issue with Windows 10 and v6? Has any one tried down grading to v5?
and follow the bootstrap/user password prompts that appear.
Note: multi-tabbed console emulators such as Cmdermay not wait for processes started with Start-Process <name> -Wait that spawn new windows with PowerShell to finish, so it's best to run it from a PowerShell terminal, which will.
Hey Kim, thanks for your contributions to this discussion so far. In fact, I've been carefully following the steps of your work around, but so far I haven't had success (part of the reason for my post).
I plan on starting over with a fresh "install" shortly, and will follow your procedure. I'll post an update.
In powershell I changed to the folder and then ran .\ElasticStack.ps1 - This loads the install module. Then I ran the actual install:
Install-ElasticStack -Product Elasticsearch,Kibana -Version 6.2.3 -Destination C:\elk
I had a and followed the prompt for new passwords. I did notice there was prompt about password for a keystore that I hadnt seen before: bootstrap.password does not exist in keystore.
At the end I could log onto Kibana with the credentials:
Thank you, that script NEEDS to be on the offical doco, it would have saved me hours and hours of frustration.
FYI: I had previously tried deleting optimize and reinstalling and that didnt work for me.
Still no success using your workaround. I don't doubt that it works (probably for most), I'm more inclined to think that something is wrong/off about my environment. I am prototyping an elasticstack setup to demonstrate how the ingestion process works, and how Kibana can be used to view the data, and I'm doing all of this on my dev workstation (Windows).
It seems that the OP is happy with the custom installation powershell script provided by @forloop, but I'm not ready to use an unofficial install-aid from here or elsewhere.