Elasticsearch Configuration#

This section explains advanced configurations to use Argilla with Elasticsearch instances or clusters.

Configure roles and users#

If you have an Elasticsearch instance and want to share resources with other applications, you can easily configure it for Argilla.

All you need to take into account is:

  • Argilla will create its ES indices with the following pattern .argilla*. Itโ€™s recommended to create a new role (e.g., argilla) and provide it with all privileges for this index pattern.

  • Argilla creates an index template for these indices, so you may provide related template privileges to this ES role.

Argilla uses the ELASTICSEARCH environment variable to set the ES connection.

You can provide the credentials using the following scheme:


Below you can see a screenshot for setting up a new argilla Role and its permissions:

Argilla Role and permissions in ES

Change index analyzers#

By default, for indexing text fields, Argilla uses the standard analyzer for general search and the whitespace analyzer for more exact queries (required by certain rules in the weak supervision module). If those analyzers donโ€™t fit your use case, you can change them using the following environment variables: ARGILLA_DEFAULT_ES_SEARCH_ANALYZER and ARGILLA_EXACT_ES_SEARCH_ANALYZER.

Note that provided analyzers names should be defined as built-in ones. If you want to use a customized analyzer, you should create it inside an index_template matching Argilla index names (`.argilla*.records-v0), and then provide the analyzer name using the specific environment variable.