Automatically enabling security for older trial license – How to solve related issues

Automatically enabling security for older trial license – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Automatically enabling security for older trial license ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: license and plugin.

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Log Context

Log “Automatically enabling security for older trial license ({})” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             if (isSecurityEnabled == true && isSecurityExplicitlyEnabled == false && mode == OperationMode.TRIAL
                && isSecurityEnabledByTrialVersion == false) {
                // Before 6.3; Trial licenses would default having security enabled.
                // If this license was generated before that version; then treat it as if security is explicitly enabled
                if (mostRecentTrialVersion == null || mostRecentTrialVersion.before(Version.V_6_3_0)) {
          "Automatically enabling security for older trial license ({})";
                        mostRecentTrialVersion == null ? "[pre 6.1.0]" : mostRecentTrialVersion.toString());
                        "Automatically enabling security because the current trial license was generated before 6.3.0. " +
                            "This behaviour will be removed in a future version of Elasticsearch. " +
                            "Please set [{}] to true"; XPackSettings.SECURITY_ENABLED.getKey());


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