Failed to delete role-mapping request getName – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete a specific role mapping due to issues like incorrect role mapping name, insufficient permissions, or internal server errors. To resolve this, ensure the role mapping name is correct and exists. Also, check if the user has the necessary permissions to delete role mappings. If the problem persists, it could be due to server issues, so restarting Elasticsearch might help.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to delete role-mapping [” + request.getName() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, delete, request.

Log Context

Log “failed to delete role-mapping [” + request.getName() + “]” 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-mapping [" + request.getName() + "]"; e);



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?