elasticsearch 5.6.0-16 fails to start after installation of searchguard

  • Search Guard and Elasticsearch version - 5.6.0

  • JVM version and operating system version - ubuntu 16.04

    server@server:/etc/elasticsearch$ java -version
    openjdk version “1.8.0_131”
    OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_131-8u131-b11-2ubuntu1.16.04.3-b11)
    OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.131-b11, mixed mode)

  • Number of nodes in your cluster - single node

  • Description of the bug - elasticsearch fails after installation of searchguard.

Following this page for installation - https://github.com/floragunncom/search-guard-docs/blob/master/installation.md

I install it, and then I run the install_demo_configuration.sh script.
Then after that, when I try to run elasticsearch, it fails to start…

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  • Steps to reproduce

stop elasticsearch.
install searchguard 5.6.0-16
start elasticsearch.

It fails to start.

If I remove it, elasticsearch runs fine.