Role %s retrieval failed from %s – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.4-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to retrieve the specified role from the security index. This could be due to a misconfiguration, a network issue, or the role not existing in the security index. To resolve this issue, you can check the Elasticsearch configuration for any errors, ensure that the network connection is stable, and verify that the role exists in the security index. If the role doesn’t exist, you may need to create it. Also, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” role [%s] retrieval failed from [%s] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “role [%s] retrieval failed from [%s]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    // remove resolved descriptors from the set of roles still needed to be resolved
                    for (RoleDescriptor descriptor : resolvedDescriptors) {
                } else {
                    logger.warn(() -> format("role [%s] retrieval failed from [%s]"; roleNames; rolesProvider); result.getFailure());
            }; providerListener::onFailure));
        }; asyncRoleProviders; threadContext; Function.identity(); iterationPredicate).run();


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