SSL in Elasticsearch - is it free?

Good morning,

This is my first post here so I hope that I'll do everything correctly :slight_smile: So here is my story:

I saw in the subscriptions page that "Encrypted communications" is in the Basic plan, so I assumed that I can use it.
Moreover I found here that:

These images are free to use under the Elastic license. They contain open source and free commercial features and access to paid commercial features.

However in https://www.elastic.co/blog/elasticsearch-security-configure-tls-ssl-pki-authentication I found that

In order to enable security it is necessary to have either a Gold or Platinum subscription, or a trial license enabled via Kibana or API.

Also in here I've found that:

Automatically generate and apply a trial subscription, in order to enable security features.

So I started to worry that after I'll go live and after 30 days my website will stop working...

Could you tell me is SSL connection (below options) available for free in the docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elasticsearch:7.2.0 image and I won't loose it after 30 days?

xpack.security.enabled: true
xpack.security.transport.ssl.enabled: true
xpack.security.transport.ssl.verification_mode: certificate
xpack.security.http.ssl.key: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/cert.key
xpack.security.http.ssl.certificate_authorities: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/ca.crt
xpack.security.http.ssl.certificate: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/cert.crt
xpack.security.http.ssl.enabled: true
xpack.security.transport.ssl.certificate_authorities: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/ca.crt
xpack.security.transport.ssl.certificate: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/cert.crt
xpack.security.transport.ssl.key: /usr/share/elasticsearch/config/certs/cert.key

Thank you in advance for your help!

Yes this feature is included in the free basic plan now.

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Great, thank you very much for your quick answer @dadoonet :smiley: