Download and install your plugin of choice from Open Distro for Elasticsearch 0.8.0

Hi Everyone,

You can now install any of the Open Distro for Elasticsearch plugins - Security, Alerting, SQL, and Performance Analyzer on a compatible Elasticsearch cluster.

You can use the following commands to install your plugin of choice -


sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin install


sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin install


sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin install

Performance Analyzer:

sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin install

Tips to keep in mind while installing an individual plugin from Open Distro -

  1. You need to have a compatible Elasticsearch version installed (e.g. v6.6.2)

  2. When you install the security plugin, you can run

sudo sh /usr/share/elasticsearch/plugins/opendistro_security/tools/

to get started with demo certificates.

  1. By default, Elasticsearch doesn’t update plugins. Instead, you have to remove and reinstall them.

Check out complete details for installing and configuring individual plugins at

If you have any questions, please feel free to discuss on our Community Forums.

If you find any bugs or issues, please file them at