Let’s say the elasticsearch is installed at following path elasticsearch C:\elasticsearch-7.17.0\config.
Navigate to the elasticsearch.yml config file and set xpack.security.enabled to true.
Navigate to bin folder of elasticsearch installation and run the following command in the terminal
Follow the steps mentioned in the prompt.
Initiating the setup of passwords for reserved users elastic,apm_system,kibana,kibana_system,logstash_system,beats_system,remote_monitoring_user.<br>You will be prompted to enter passwords as the process progresses.<br>Please confirm that you would like to continue [y/N]y
Enter the password for the elasticsearch user. Enter the passwords for all the prompts.
Accessing the elasticsearch endpoint will prompt for username/password now.