Failed to put role – 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 new role due to issues like insufficient permissions, incorrect role definition, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to create or update roles. Check the role definition for any errors and correct them. Also, verify that the Elasticsearch cluster is accessible and there are no network issues.

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

                        clearRoleCache(role.getName(); listener; created);

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


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