Remote should be https endpoint

Hi, I’m trying to migrate an existing ES cluster into Amazon Elasticsearch (version 7.10).

I plan to use the reindex API to move data across.

However, when I call reindex it gives an error ‘remote should be https endpoint’.

The remote is an existing ES cluster running in our vpc on ec2.

Is there a hard requirement for the remote to be https? Is there any way to turn this off?

Hey @TheDeveloper - I’m moving this from the OpenSearch category into the “Open Source Elasticsearch and Kibana” since you’re migrating into what sounds like a version of Elasticsearch not OpenSearch. LMK if I’m reading your message wrong and I’ll gladly move it back.

If you’re not using https, your sending credentials in the clear.