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Key Features (EMBEDDED)

Bundle it into a commercial product

Sell proprietary software with ReadonlyREST as a building block

Normally, ReadonlyREST works like Linux; it is licensed as GPL, and you’re free to use it. But, if you want to sell a product that contain its code, you have to publish ALL of your source code under a GPL compatible license as well.

We offer you the possibility of buying a commercially relicensed copy of the software (a dual license) which will enable you to sell your proprietary solution.


ReadonlyREST as a framework

Extend it with custom logic, connectors, and event logging

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Say goodbye to archaic workarounds; logging out from a HTTP Basic Auth session is tricky, and it doesn’t work in all browsers.

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Product Details (EMBEDDED)


ReadonlyREST Embedded for Elasticsearch is a commercially licensed edition of the Free version which includes the following features:

  • HTTPS: layer for Elasticsearch REST API
  • ACL: HTTP Level (method, path, body, etc.)
  • ACL: Network Level(IP ranges, hostnames)
  • ACL: Elasticsearch level (action, indices)
  • Authentication: HTTP Basic Auth
  • Authentication: External site HTTP Basic Auth
  • Authentication: JWT
  • Authentication: LDAP Authentication connector
  • Authorization: Internal user groups
  • Authorization: External JSON Microservice
  • Authorization: LDAP Authorization connector


Download the ReadonlyREST Free plugin for Elasticsearch from our self-service download form now. You will receive the installation instructions in your email. For further examples and instructions, refer to the ReadonlyREST collaborative documentation project.


Extensive and detailed documentation is available, covering common use cases and supported features.


ReadonlyREST will receive bug fixes and new functionality over time. All upgrades will be free of charge and accessible through this website or the Github project.


If you need support from our developers, you will need to open a subscription to a ReadonlyREST Enterprise and/or Embed. Without one, you will not benefit from priority email support and will have to rely solely upon the user community for help with any issues which might arise.

As a paying customer, you will actively contribute to sustaining the security-focused community that created ReadonlyREST by ensuring the project itself will remain well-supported for future Elasticsearch versions.


This offer will legally allow you create and redistribute your commercial product that embeds our technology under a “dual-licensing” model. Under this model, the legal constraints of GPLv3 do not apply. The commercial license will eliminate legal issues.

Please see the License FAQ for further details about licensing including options for distributing ReadonlyREST Enterprise with your own products.

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