Failed to index audit event access granted – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to record an audit event, specifically when access is granted. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a full disk, or a network issue. To resolve this, you can check the Elasticsearch logs for more details about the error. Ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has enough disk space and the network connection is stable. Also, verify that the user or role has the necessary permissions to index audit events. If the issue persists, consider increasing the size of your Elasticsearch cluster or adjusting your index lifecycle management policies.

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

Log Context

Log “failed to index audit event: [access_granted]” classname is IndexAuditTrail.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                final String lookRealmName = authentication.getLookedUpBy() == null ? null : authentication.getLookedUpBy().getName();
                final String[] roleNames = (String[]) authorizationInfo.asMap().get(LoggingAuditTrail.PRINCIPAL_ROLES_FIELD_NAME);
                enqueue(message("access_granted"; action; user; roleNames; new Tuple(authRealmName; lookRealmName); indices(msg);
                        msg); "access_granted");
            } catch (final Exception e) {
                logger.warn("failed to index audit event: [access_granted]"; e);
            }
        }
    }

    @Override

 

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