Invalid role entry in usersroles file ; line . skipping. – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Invalid role entry in usersroles file ; line . skipping. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: discovery-file and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Invalid role entry in users_roles file [{}]; line [{}] – {}. skipping…” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            String role = line.substring(0; i).trim();
            Validation.Error validationError = Validation.Roles.validateRoleName(role; true);
            if (validationError != null) {
                logger.error("invalid role entry in users_roles file [{}]; line [{}] - {}. skipping..."; path.toAbsolutePath(); lineNr;
            String usersStr = line.substring(i + 1).trim();
            if (Strings.isEmpty(usersStr)) {


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