Role mapping will be skipped – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot map user roles due to incorrect configuration or missing role mapping files. This can lead to unauthorized access issues. To resolve this, ensure that the role mapping files are correctly placed and properly configured. Also, check the Elasticsearch security settings and ensure that the user roles are correctly defined. If the issue persists, consider resetting the role mappings to their default settings.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Role mapping will be skipped. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, mapping.

Log Context

Log ” Role mapping will be skipped.” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            if (strict) {
                throw new ElasticsearchException(message);
            } else {
                logger.warn(message + " Role mapping will be skipped.");
                return emptyMap();

        try {


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