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You might want to temporarily disable the security plugin to make testing or internal usage more straightforward. To disable the plugin, add the following line in
A more permanent option is to remove the security plugin entirely:
- Delete the
plugins/opensearch-securityfolder on all nodes.
- Delete all
plugins.security.*configuration entries from
To perform these steps on the Docker image, see Working with plugins.
Disabling or removing the plugin exposes the configuration index for the security plugin. If the index contains sensitive information, be sure to protect it through some other means. If you no longer need the index, delete it.
Remove OpenSearch Dashboards plugin
The security plugin is actually two plugins: one for OpenSearch and one for OpenSearch Dashboards. You can use the OpenSearch plugin independently, but the OpenSearch Dashboards plugin depends on a secured OpenSearch cluster.
If you disable the security plugin in
opensearch.yml (or delete the plugin entirely) and still want to use OpenSearch Dashboards, you must remove the corresponding OpenSearch Dashboards plugin. For more information, see OpenSearch Dashboards remove plugins.
Create a new
FROM opensearchproject/opensearch-dashboards:2.3.0 RUN /usr/share/opensearch-dashboards/bin/opensearch-dashboards-plugin remove securityDashboards COPY --chown=opensearch-dashboards:opensearch-dashboards opensearch_dashboards.yml /usr/share/opensearch-dashboards/config/
In this case,
opensearch_dashboards.ymlis a “vanilla” version of the file with no entries for the security plugin. It might look like this:
--- server.name: opensearch-dashboards server.host: "0.0.0.0" opensearch.hosts: http://localhost:9200
To build the new Docker image, run the following command:
docker build --tag=opensearch-dashboards-no-security .