Elasticsearch SSL

I am setting up a Bitbucket datacenter cluster and am having some problems with enabling SSL on elasticsearch. I have installed version 2.3.4 according to elasticsearch's own documents, installed buckler and it authenticates perfectly, but even when SSL is enabled it does not start up.


auth.basic.http.enabled: true
auth.basic.username: admin
auth.basic.password: <ourpasswordhere>
auth.basic.tcp.enabled: true
tls.http.enabled: true
tls.tcp.enabled: true
tls.keystore.path: /opt/elasticsearch-2.3.4/cacerts
tls.keystore.password: changeit


At this point i keep getting errors like:

[2017-01-18 17:24:25,754][WARN ][netty.channel.socket.nio.AbstractNioSelector] Failed to initialize an accepted socket.
java.security.AccessControlException: access denied ("java.io.FilePermission" "/opt/elasticsearch-2.3.4/cacerts" "read")
    at java.security.AccessControlContext.checkPermission(AccessControlContext.java:472)
    at java.security.AccessController.checkPermission(AccessController.java:884)
    at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkPermission(SecurityManager.java:549)
    at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkRead(SecurityManager.java:888)
    at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:127)
    at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:93)
    at com.atlassian.elasticsearch.buckler.config.TlsConfig.createContext(TlsConfig.java:63)
    at com.atlassian.elasticsearch.buckler.config.TlsConfig.createHandler(TlsConfig.java:49)
    at com.atlassian.elasticsearch.buckler.SecureHttpServerTransport$TlsHttpChannelPipelineFactory.getPipeline(SecureHttpServerTransport.java:99)
    at org.jboss.netty.channel.socket.nio.NioServerBoss.registerAcceptedChannel(NioServerBoss.java:134)
    at org.jboss.netty.channel.socket.nio.NioServerBoss.process(NioServerBoss.java:104)
    at org.jboss.netty.channel.socket.nio.AbstractNioSelector.run(AbstractNioSelector.java:337)
    at org.jboss.netty.channel.socket.nio.NioServerBoss.run(NioServerBoss.java:42)
    at org.jboss.netty.util.ThreadRenamingRunnable.run(ThreadRenamingRunnable.java:108)
    at org.jboss.netty.util.internal.DeadLockProofWorker$1.run(DeadLockProofWorker.java:42)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

Yet, the user i created for elasticsearch CAN read the file (can cat it, can append to it..), so pretty sure this is a false error.

I also never see a SSL port exposed. Will it be on 9300? Any help would be appreciated.


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Damn this crap is badly documented. The CACERTS needs to be inside of the config directory, nowhere else.


Did you followed another guide other than this? https://confluence.atlassian.com/bitbucketserver/install-and-configure-a-remote-elasticsearch-instance-815577748.html

I have seen other guides using the Shield plugin...did you only used Buckler?

Agree on the documentation. On the cacerts - The cacerts is typically the truststore, not the keystore. I don't think the cacerts needs to be in the config dir. 

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