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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete a specific role mapping due to reasons such as insufficient permissions, incorrect role mapping name, or internal server issues. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to delete role mappings. Also, verify that the role mapping name is correct. If the problem persists, check the server logs for any internal issues and rectify them.

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Log Context

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


                        public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                            logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to delete role-mapping [{}]"; request.getName()); e);



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