Search Guard Suite 53.6

Release Date: 2022-12-19

Switch for disabling alias resolution

Search Guard by default resolves any index alias names to the concrete underlying index name. While this has the advantage that real index names and index alias names are treated the same way, this can lead to performance problems on clusters with a lot of indices and aliases.

This fix introduces a switch which makes it possible to disable index alias resolution. This improves performance at the cost of losing the ability to specify aliases and date math in index patterns.

To disable alias resolution, add the following to sg_config.yml:

    support_aliases_in_index_privileges: false