Keystore exception while reloading watcher notification service – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while reloading the watcher notification service, possibly due to a problem with the keystore configuration or access permissions. To resolve this, you can check the keystore configuration for any inconsistencies or errors. Ensure that the keystore file is in the correct location and that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access it. Also, verify that the password for the keystore is correct. If the issue persists, consider recreating the keystore or restarting the Elasticsearch service.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Keystore exception while reloading watcher notification service ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Keystore exception while reloading watcher notification service” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        // `SecureSettings` are available here! cache them as they will be needed
        // whenever dynamic cluster settings change and we have to rebuild the accounts
        try {
            this.cachedSecureSettings = extractSecureSettings(settings; pluginSecureSettings);
        } catch (GeneralSecurityException e) {
            logger.error("Keystore exception while reloading watcher notification service"; e);
        // use these new secure settings together with the previously cached dynamic
        // cluster settings


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