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This is a terraform provider that lets you provision elasticsearch resources, compatible with v6 and v7 of elasticsearch. Based off of an original PR to Terraform.

Using the Provider

Terraform 0.13 and above

This package is published on the official Terraform registry.

Terraform 0.12 or manual installation

Or download a binary, and put it in a good spot on your system. Then update your

to refer to the binary:
providers {
  elasticsearch = "/path/to/terraform-provider-elasticsearch"

See the docs for more on manual installation.

Terraform 0.11

With version 2.x of this provider, it uses version 2.x of the Terraform Plugin SDK which only supports Terraform 0.12 and higher. Please see the 1.x releases of this provider for Terraform 0.11 support.


provider "elasticsearch" {
    url = "" # Don't include port at the end for aws
    aws_access_key = ""
    aws_secret_key = ""
    aws_token = "" # if necessary
    insecure = true # to bypass certificate check
    cacert_file = "/path/to/ca.crt" # when connecting to elastic with self-signed certificate
    sign_aws_requests = true # only needs to be true if your domain access policy includes IAM users or roles

API Coverage

Examples of resources can be found in the examples directory. The resources currently supported from the: opensource Elasticsearch, XPack and OpenDistro distributions are described below.



  • [x] Kibana Object
    • [ ] Visualization
    • [ ] Search
    • [ ] Dashboard
  • [x] Kibana Alerts




resource "elasticsearch_index_template" "test" {
  name = "terraform-test"
  body = <

Example watches (target notification actions must be setup manually before hand)

# Monitor cluster status with auth being required
resource "elasticsearch_xpack_watch" "cluster-status-red" {
  watch_id = "cluster-status-red"
  body = < node.jvm.mem.heap_used_percent > 75)"
  "actions": {
    "notify-slack": {
      "throttle_period_in_millis": 600000,
      "slack": {
        "account": "monitoring",
        "message": {
          "from": "watcher",
          "to": [
          "text": "Elasticsearch Monitoring",
          "attachments": [
              "color": "danger",
              "title": "JVM Memory Pressure Warning",
              "text": "JVM Memory Pressure has been > 75% on one or more nodes for the last 5 minutes."
  "metadata": {
    "xpack": {
      "type": "json"
    "name": "JVM Memory Pressure Warning"

For use with AWS Elasticsearch domains

Please see the documentation for details.



go build -o /path/to/binary/terraform-provider-elasticsearch




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