FusionAuth Search Installation

1. Overview

This guide will assist you with installing FusionAuth Search on your own server running Linux, macOS, or Windows. The search engine is required by FusionAuth and provides full text search. This service may be horizontally scaled by using Elasticsearch clustering.

2. Download the Packages

Navigate to the Downloads page and find FusionAuth Search package for your target platform.

3. Red Hat

To install on a Red Hat based system, use the RPM bundle. Execute this command to install the FusionAuth Search RPM (replace <version> with the correct version number):

sudo rpm -i fusionauth-search<version>.rpm

4. Debian

To install on a Debian based system, use the DEB bundle. Execute this command to install the FusionAuth Search DEB (replace <version> with the correct version number):

sudo dpkg -i fusionauth-search<version>.deb

5. macOS

To install on macOS use the ZIP bundle. Extract the FusionAuth Search ZIP file anywhere on the file system. Remember where you extract the file. This location will be referred to as FUSIONAUTH_HOME. We suggest extracting this file to a directory such as /usr/local/fusionauth.

Once the zip bundle has been extracted, the directory structure should look similar to this. If you installed somewhere other the default FUSIONAUTH_HOME, your directory structure will be different, this is only for shown as an example.

/usr/local/fusionauth/bin
/usr/local/fusionauth/config
/usr/local/fusionauth/config/keystore
/usr/local/fusionauth/config/fusionauth.properties
/usr/local/fusionauth/fusionauth-search

6. Windows

To install on Windows use the ZIP bundle. Extract the FusionAuth Search ZIP file anywhere on the file system. Remember where you extract the file. This location will be referred to as FUSIONAUTH_HOME. We suggest extracting this file to a directory such as \fusionauth on Windows.

Once the zip bundle has been extracted, the directory structure should look similar to this. If you installed somewhere other the default FUSIONAUTH_HOME, your directory structure will be different, this is only for shown as an example.

\fusionauth\bin
\fusionauth\config
\fusionauth\config\keystore
\fusionauth\config\fusionauth.properties
\fusionauth\fusionauth-search\

Next, install the Windows service by changing to the directory designated as FUSIONAUTH_HOME and then running the install command.

cd \fusionauth\fusionauth-search\elasticsearch\bin
\fusionauth\fusionauth-search\elasticsearch\bin> FusionAuthSearch.exe /install

7. Configuration

If you will be running more than one search engine service, or the search engine is installed on a separate server than the FusionAuth App service, you will need to modify the default configuration in the fusionauth.properties file.

If you have installed the Search Engine service on the same server that is running FusionAuth App no further configuration is required.

Each server running the FusionAuth Search service will need to be added to the configuration. To do this, you will need to edit the fusionauth.properties configuration file. More information about this configuration file is located in the Configuration Reference section.

The following examples assume that FusionAuth App and FusionAuth Search can communicate either on localhost if running on the same system, or if running on separate systems that a site local connection exists between both servers. If you require communication between FusionAuth App and FusionAuth Search on a public IP address, you will also need to modify the fusionauth-search.hosts property on the server running FusionAuth Search. The default value will only bind to localhost and site local IP addresses. See the Configuration Reference for more information on configuring the fusionauth-search.hosts property.

The following examples also assume the default port as specified by the fusionauth-search.transport-port property. If this value has been modified, adjust the examples accordingly.

7.1. Example Configuration 1

The following is an example where FusionAuth Search is running on the same server as FusionAuth. This is the default configuration, if this is how you have your system configured, no change to fusionauth.properties is required.

fusionauth.properties
fusionauth-search.servers=localhost:9020

7.2. Example Configuration 2

The following is an example where the FusionAuth Search is running on a separate system than the FusionAuth App and the FusionAuth Search Engine has an IP Address of 192.168.1.41.

We’ll refer to the server running FusionAuth App as System 1, and the server running FusionAuth Search as System 2.

fusionauth.properties on System 1
fusionauth-search.servers=192.168.1.41:9020
fusionauth.properties on System 2
fusionauth-search.servers=localhost:9020

7.3. Example Configuration 3

The following is an example where FusionAuth Search is running on the same server as FusionAuth App, and another server also has both the FusionAuth App and the FusionAuth Search installed.

We will refer to these systems as System 1 and System 2, where System 1 has an IP address of 192.168.1.41 and System 2 has an IP address of 192.168.1.42.

fusionauth.properties on System 1
fusionauth-search.servers=localhost:9020,192.168.1.42:9020
fusionauth.properties on System 2
fusionauth-search.servers=localhost:9020,192.168.1.41:9020

FusionAuth Search Engine should now be ready to run. Use the instructions below to start FusionAuth Search. The search engine should be started first before the FusionAuth App service.

Linux (RPM or DEB package)
sudo service fusionauth-search start
macOS (ZIP package)
<FUSIONAUTH_HOME>/fusionauth-search/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch -d
Windows (ZIP package)
\fusionauth\fusionauth-search\elasticsearch\bin\elasticsearch.bat
Windows Service
net start FusionAuthSearch