Cannot parse application privilege – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the application privilege due to incorrect syntax or format. This could be due to a missing or invalid privilege name, or incorrect JSON structure in the request. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax and format of your application privilege. Ensure that the privilege name is valid and the JSON structure is correct. If the problem persists, check your Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that can help identify the root cause.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot parse application privilege [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “cannot parse application privilege [{}]” classname is NativePrivilegeStore.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                assert privilege.getName().equals(name.v2())
                    : "Incorrect name for application privilege. Expected [" + name.v2() + "] but was " + privilege.getName();
                return privilege;
            }
        } catch (IOException | XContentParseException e) {
            logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("cannot parse application privilege [{}]"; name); e);
            return null;
        }
    }

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