Failed to modify role-mapping name – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to modify the role mapping due to issues like incorrect role mapping name, insufficient permissions, or a problem with the Elasticsearch cluster. To resolve this, ensure the role mapping name is correct and exists. Check if the user has the necessary permissions to modify role mappings. If the issue persists, inspect the health of the Elasticsearch cluster and fix any identified issues.

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

        } else {
            try {
                inner.accept(request; ActionListener.wrap(r -> refreshRealms(listener; r); listener::onFailure));
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.error(() -> "failed to modify role-mapping [" + name + "]"; e);


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