Failed to delete role request name – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete a specific role due to reasons such as the role not existing, insufficient permissions, or a network issue. To resolve this, ensure the role you’re trying to delete exists and you have the necessary permissions to delete it. If the issue persists, check your network connection and ensure Elasticsearch is running properly. Also, ensure the role isn’t currently in use or tied to any active user or API key.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to delete role [” + + “] ” 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 [” + + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        try {
            rolesStore.deleteRole(request; listener.delegateFailure((l; found) -> l.onResponse(new DeleteRoleResponse(found))));
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error((Supplier>) () -> "failed to delete role [" + + "]"; e);


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