Failed to put role-mapping – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update or create a role mapping due to issues like insufficient permissions, incorrect syntax, or a non-existent role. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to create or update role mappings. Also, check the syntax of the role mapping request to ensure it’s correct. If the role doesn’t exist, create it before attempting to map it.

In addition we recommend you run the Elasticsearch Template Optimizer to fix problems in your data modeling.

It will analyze your templates to detect issues and improve search performance, reduce indexing bottlenecks and optimize storage utilization. The Template Optimizer is free and requires no installation.

Log Context

Log “failed to put role-mapping [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                    public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                        logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to put role-mapping [{}]"; mapping.getName()); e);


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