SSL Certificates Directory

Is there a reason why xpack requires all the certificates to be located within the /etc/elasticsearch directory, or am I doing something wrong? I have a few certs stored in /etc/pki/tls/private/... for other applications and would prefer not to have multiple copies of the private floating around if possible. Is there anyway around this??


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Elasticsearch runs under a Java Security Manager which intentionally prevents it from reading any files outside of the specific directories it needs (config, data, logs).

That prevents x-pack from reading certificates installed in different locations. While we understand there is some pain in having to copy certificates around, it's a trade-off we've chosen to make in order to ensure that ES cannot accidentally read/write files that it is not supposed to.


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