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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 your source under a GPL compatible license well.

We offer you the possibility to buy a commercially re-licensed copy of the software (dual-licensing). So you will be able to sell your proprietary solution.


ReadonlyREST as a framework

Extend it with custom logic, connectors, event logging.

Reliably log out by pressing a beautiful pink button that shows your name.

Say goodbye to archaic workarounds: logging out from a HTTP Basic Auth session is tricky, and 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, therefore 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 every supported feature.


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 need to open a subscription to a ReadonlyREST Enterprise and/or Embed. Without having one, you will not benefit of priority email support, and will rely solely on the user community and their good will for any issues which might arise.

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


This offer will legally allow you create and redistribute your commercial product embedding our technology. This is the “dual-licensing” model therefore, the legal constraints of GPLv3 will not withstand. The commercial license will rule out any legal issues your legal department might raise.

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

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