This topic describes how to reset the password of the elastic user that is used to access your Elasticsearch cluster. After you reset the password, if you use the elastic user to log on to your Elasticsearch cluster and Kibana console, you must use the new password of the elastic user.

Prerequisites

An Elasticsearch cluster is created. For more information, see Create an Elasticsearch cluster.

Background information

Note the following points when you reset the password:
  • This operation only resets the password of the elastic user. We recommend that you use a custom account that is granted the required permissions instead of the elastic account to log on to your Elasticsearch cluster.
  • After you confirm the operations, the system does not restart the Elasticsearch cluster for the new password to take effect.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch cluster resides.
  3. Find the target cluster and click its ID.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane of the cluster details page, click Security.
  5. In the Network Settings section of the page that appears, click Reset next to Elasticsearch Cluster Password.
  6. In the Reset pane, enter the new password for elastic and confirm the password.
    Reset password
  7. Click OK.
    After you reset the password, the new password takes effect in about five minutes.