Creating a Jahia and Elasticsearch cluster connection using X-Pack

November 14, 2023

The following steps are required in order to create a connection between Jahia and an Elasticsearch cluster using X-Pack.

This document only applies to versions of Jahia below 8.0 and jCustomer below 1.5.0

More recent versions of Jahia and jCustomer use ElasticSearch 7.4.x which has X-Pack now included.


The following libraries are required in order to use the X-Pack plugin:

Plugin installation on Elasticsearch cluster

Please ensure that X-Pack is already enabled on your Elasticsearch cluster.

Stop your Elasticsearch cluster.

Then, run the following command on every Elasticsearch cluster node, using absolute paths.

/elasticsearch_installtion_path/bin/elasticsearch-plugin install file:///path/to/file/ 

Allow additional permissions:


Allow fork of native controller:


Installation should be successful:


You can now restart your Elasticsearch cluster.

Jahia X-Pack Maven Dependencies deployments

Copy the previously downloaded files into a directory that you must create on all the nodes <DX-installation-folder>/digital-factory-data/karaf/data/x-pack, before attempting to configure the ElasticSearch connection in the administration:

  1. ‚Äčjavax.mail-1.5.3.jar
  2. bcprov-jdk15on-1.55.jar
  3. bcpkix-jdk15on-1.55.jar
  4. unboundid-ldapsdk-3.2.0.jar
  5. x-pack-api-5.6.3.jar
  6. x-pack-transport-5.6.3.jar

You can now create an Elasticsearch X-Pack security enabled connection using Elasticsearch connector