Open Distro development has moved to OpenSearch. The Open Distro plugins will continue to work with legacy versions of Elasticsearch OSS, but we recommend upgrading to OpenSearch to take advantage of the latest features and improvements.
By default, Open Distro has a protected system index,
.opendistro_security, which you create using securityadmin.sh. Even if your user account has read permissions for all indices, you can’t directly access the data in this system index.
You can add additional system indices in in
elasticsearch.yml. In addition to automatically creating
.opendistro_security, the demo configuration adds several indices for the various Open Distro plugins that integrate with the security plugin:
opendistro_security.system_indices.enabled: true opendistro_security.system_indices.indices: [".opendistro-alerting-config", ".opendistro-alerting-alert*", ".opendistro-anomaly-results*", ".opendistro-anomaly-detector*", ".opendistro-anomaly-checkpoints", ".opendistro-anomaly-detection-state"]
To access these indices, you must authenticate with an admin certificate:
curl -k --cert ./kirk.pem --key ./kirk-key.pem -XGET 'https://localhost:9200/.opendistro_security/_search'
The alternative is to remove indices from the
opendistro_security.system_indices.indices list on each node and restart Elasticsearch.