Failed to delete role from the index – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete a specific role from the index due to issues like insufficient permissions, incorrect role name, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to delete roles. Also, verify that the role name is correct and exists in the index. Lastly, check your network connection to the Elasticsearch cluster to ensure it’s stable and reliable.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to delete role from the index ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index, delete.

Log Context

Log “failed to delete role from the index” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                        public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                            logger.error("failed to delete role from the index"; e);


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