Siren Platform User Guide

Access control configuration

Access control configuration (users, roles and privileges) is stored in an Elasticsearch index which can be modified through the script.

The script reads the configuration from a local folder containing YAML files and uploads it to the index; the request is authenticated through a client SSL certificate.

After the configuration has been uploaded, it will be available to all the nodes in the cluster, so it is not necessary to copy the Search Guard configuration folder to all the Elasticsearch nodes, just on the node from where sgadmin is run. is available in the plugins/search-guard-<version>/tools folder in each Elasticsearch instance in which Search Guard has been installed; a standalone version ( can be downloaded from

After a Search Guard enabled cluster has been initialized, sgadmin can be used to upload new configurations.

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