Exporter is not using https; but using user authentication with plaintext – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Exporter is not using https; but using user authentication with plaintext ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Exporter [{}] is not using https; but using user authentication with plaintext” classname is HttpExporter.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         }
        final CredentialsProvider credentialsProvider = createCredentialsProvider(config);
        List hostList = HOST_SETTING.getConcreteSettingForNamespace(config.name()).get(config.settings());
        // sending credentials in plaintext!
        if (credentialsProvider != null && hostList.stream().findFirst().orElse("").startsWith("https") == false) {
            logger.warn("exporter [{}] is not using https; but using user authentication with plaintext " +
                    "username/password!"; config.name());
        }

        if (sslStrategy != null) {
            builder.setHttpClientConfigCallback(new SecurityHttpClientConfigCallback(sslStrategy; credentialsProvider));




 

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