[Recipes] Connecting to Elastic Cloud with Basic Authentication

Problem: 

Need to connect to an index in Elastic Cloud from outside Kibana through HTTP REST. 

Solution Summary: 

We can use any HTTP client such as Postman plugin in the Chrome browser or CURL command in a Mac machine. Solution should be similar in other clients. 

Solution Steps: 

GET from Postman

You can a GET request to <endpoint>/employee/_doc/1 with basic authentication information available from Elastic Cloud console. 

 

PUT from Postman

Note: Authentication info should be provided the same way as in previous case.

 

GET from CURL

curl -u elastic:<password> <endpoint>/employee/_doc/1

Note: HTTP GET is the default.

 

PUT from cURL

curl -u elastic:<password> -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X PUT <endpoint>/employee/_doc/4 -d '{"name":"Remote"}'

Note: You may also import json from a file: -d "@data.json"

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