Failed to load privilege – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to load privilege ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to load privilege [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                             // if the index or the shard is not there / available we just claim the privilege is not there
                            if (TransportActions.isShardNotAvailableException(e)) {
                                logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to load privilege [{}] index not available"; name); e);
                            } else {
                                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to load privilege [{}]"; name); e);


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