Failed to put privilege – – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to assign a specific privilege to a user or role. This could be due to incorrect syntax, insufficient permissions, or a non-existent user or role. To resolve this issue, you can verify the syntax of your command, ensure the user or role exists, and check if the executing user has sufficient permissions to assign privileges. If the problem persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to put 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 put privilege {} – {}” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.warn("Failed to put privilege {} - {}"; Strings.toString(privilege); e.toString());

    public void deletePrivileges(


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