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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails 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. Lastly, verify that the role you’re trying to map exists in the system.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to put role-mapping [” + mapping.getName() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, mapping.

Log Context

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


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


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