Understanding the role of elastic agent processes running in my local system

After enrolling the elastic agent into my local machine, I see several processes running like elastic_agent.exe, filebeat.exe, metricbeat.exe etc.

I want to know the role of this process in much more detail?
Which communication method was used and why?
How exactly authentication works in such communication between local processes and fleet server/Elasticsearch?

Please don't start multiple topics on the same question :slight_smile:

Let's continue at Elastic Agent and Fleet Server Communication

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