Search Guard 22.3 for Elasticsearch 6.3.0 and below released

Hi all,

we have just released a new version of Search Guard which contains a lot of features and fixes and is also compatible with Elasticsearch 6.3.0:

Search Guard 22.3 Release Notes

We also released a Kibana Plugin compatible with Kibana 6.3.0:

Kibana Plugin 6.3.0-13

Finally, we backported three issues to Search Guard 5.6.x:

Note: If you run the non-OSS version of Elasticsearch, make sure to add: false


in both elasticsearch.yml and kibana.yml!

Search Guard 5.6.x-19.1 Release Notes

All features are also available in the latest Search Guard Compliance Edition of course. An overview over the latest Search Guard versions can be found here:

Search Guard Versions

We will start to merge the Compliance features into the regular source tree of Search Guard soon, which will make it easier to switch between editions. For Search Guard 7 we will merge the Search Guard SSL code base into the main source tree, which will greatly improve testing and version management.

The next regular release is also already in the making, which will bring you Single-Sign-On in Kibana via OpenID Connect and SAML! Stay tuned!

Jochen and the Search Guard team


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