Checking license notice sha for – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 5-5

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to verify the license notice sha. This could be due to a corrupted license file, network issues, or incorrect configuration. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the integrity of your license file and replace it if necessary. 2) Verify your network connectivity and firewall settings. 3) Review your Elasticsearch configuration for any errors or inconsistencies. 4) If all else fails, consider reinstalling Elasticsearch to ensure a clean setup.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Checking license/notice/sha for ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: task.

Log Context

Log “Checking license/notice/sha for” classname is DependencyLicensesTask.groovy.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        for (File dependency : dependencies) {
            String jarName = dependency.getName()
  "Checking license/notice/sha for " + jarName)
            checkSha(dependency; jarName; shaFiles)

            String name = jarName - ~/\-\d+.*/
            Matcher match = mappingsPattern.matcher(name)
            if (match.matches()) {


How helpful was this guide?

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?