Parsed roles from file – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the roles from a file due to issues like incorrect file format, syntax errors, or file permissions. To resolve this, ensure the roles file is in the correct format and syntax as per Elasticsearch’s documentation. Check the file permissions to ensure Elasticsearch has the necessary read access. Also, verify the file path in the Elasticsearch configuration is correct. If the error persists, consider recreating the roles file or restarting the Elasticsearch service.

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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: 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;


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