This plugin provides an extension of ElasticSearchs HTTP Transport module to enable HTTP Basic authorization.
Requesting / does not request authentication to simplify health heck configuration.
Download the current version from https://github.com/Asquera/elasticsearch-http-basic/downloads and copy it to
The plugin is disabled by default. Enabling basic authorization will disable the default HTTP Transport module.
http.basic.enabled: true http.basic.user: "my_username" http.basic.password: "my_password"
Be aware that the password is stored in plain text.
$ curl -v localhost:9200 # works $ curl -v --user my_username:my_password localhost:9200/foo # works $ curl -v --user my_username:password localhost:9200/foo # sends 401
This will not send WWW-Authorize headers - this is due to elasticsearch not allowing to add custom headers to responses.
Please file your issue here: https://github.com/Asquera/elasticsearch-http-basic/issues