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Encrypt Cluster and Client Elasticsearch Networks

Hands-On Lab


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No matter what technology we are working with, we always need to be mindful of security. Big data platforms are certainly no exception, as they can contain massive amounts of sensitive data that must be protected. Elasticsearch provides multiple security mechanisms through X-Pack Security. In this hands-on lab, you will complete the following tasks on a 3-node Elasticsearch cluster:

  • Generate a certificate authority
  • Generate node certificates
  • Add certificate passwords to Elasticsearch's keystore
  • Enable cluster (transport) network encryption
  • Enable client (HTTP) network encryption
  • Set built-in user passwords
What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.