Failed to load privilege index not available – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot load the privilege index because it’s not available. This could be due to a configuration issue, a problem with the index itself, or a lack of necessary permissions. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and correct the Elasticsearch configuration settings, 2) Verify the integrity of the privilege index and rebuild it if necessary, 3) Ensure that the user or role has the necessary permissions to access the privilege index.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to load privilege [{}] index not available ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, plugin.

Log Context

Log “failed to load privilege [{}] index not available” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    void getPrivilege(String application; String name; ActionListener listener) {
        final SecurityIndexManager frozenSecurityIndex = securityIndexManager.freeze();
        if (frozenSecurityIndex.isAvailable() == false) {
            logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to load privilege [{}] index not available"; name);
        } else {
                () -> executeAsyncWithOrigin(client.threadPool().getThreadContext(); SECURITY_ORIGIN;