Parsed roles from file – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Parsed roles from file ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: discovery-file and plugin.

Log Context

Log “Parsed [{}] roles from file [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         } else {
            logger.debug("roles file does not exist");
            return emptyMap();
        }"parsed [{}] roles from file [{}]"; roles.size(); path.toAbsolutePath());
        return unmodifiableMap(roles);

    public static Map parseRoleDescriptors(Path path; Logger logger; boolean resolvePermission; Settings settings) {
        if (logger == null) {


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