Failed to parse operator users file – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.11-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the operator users file due to incorrect syntax, missing file, or incorrect file permissions. To resolve this issue, you can check the syntax of the file for any errors and correct them. If the file is missing, ensure it is in the correct location. Lastly, check the file permissions to ensure Elasticsearch has the necessary access to read the file.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to parse operator users file [{}]. ” 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 parse operator users file [{}].” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                logger.debug("operator user descriptor: [{}]"; operatorUsersDescriptor);
                return operatorUsersDescriptor;
            } catch (IOException | RuntimeException e) {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("Failed to parse operator users file [{}]."; file); e);
                throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Error parsing operator users file [{}]"; e; file.toAbsolutePath());


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