May 26, 2018

Elasticsearch Search Guard plugin

Search Guard is an Elasticsearch plugin that offers encryption, authentication, and authorization. It builds on Search Guard SSL and provides pluggable authentication and authorization modules in addition. Search Guard is fully compatible with Kibana, Logstash and Beats.

As an alternative to other security solutions for Elasticsearch, Search Guard offers the following main features

TLS on transport- and REST-layer
Fine-grained role- and index-based access control
HTTP Basic Authentication
LDAP / Active Directory
Kerberos / SPNEGO
JSON web token
Document- and Field-level security
Audit logging
Kibana multi-tenancy
REST management API
Proxy support
User impersonation

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