Linking Nodejs app container to elastic search container securely (Docker)

Elasitc search has no built in security so I need to handle it myself and the best way I thought of doing this to remove public access from it and only allow access from it through an API a node web application.

However I’m still able to access elastic search on port, I basically only want the node application to be able to talk to elasticsearch.

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        image: elasticsearch
          - "9200:9200"
        build: .
          - "./dist:/dist"
          - elasticsearch
          - "3030:3005"
          - "elasticsearch"

    Hopefully that makes sense, thanks in advance.

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    Just remove ports from elasticsearch definition

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