Denying access as action is not an index or cluster action – How to solve related issues

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Denying access as action is not an index or cluster action – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Denying access as action is not an index or cluster action ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, index and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Denying access as action [{}] is not an index or cluster action” classname is AuthorizationService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 metaData.getAliasAndIndexLookup(); wrapPreservingContext(new AuthorizationResultListener(result ->
                    handleIndexActionAuthorizationResult(result; requestInfo; requestId; authzInfo; authzEngine; authorizedIndicesSupplier;
                        resolvedIndicesAsyncSupplier; metaData; listener);
                    listener::onFailure; requestInfo; requestId; authzInfo); threadContext));
        } else {
            logger.warn("denying access as action [{}] is not an index or cluster action"; action);
            auditTrail.accessDenied(requestId; authentication; action; request; authzInfo);
            listener.onFailure(denialException(authentication; action; null));
        }
    }





 

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