The consistent secure setting does not exist on the local node but there is a published hash for it – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.3-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when a secure setting in Elasticsearch is not found on the local node, but a hash for it exists. This could be due to a misconfiguration or a missing setting. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Ensure that the secure setting is correctly configured on the local node. 2) If the setting is not needed, remove the published hash. 3) If the setting is needed, add it to the local node’s configuration. 4) Restart the Elasticsearch node after making these changes.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” the consistent secure setting [{}] does not exist on the local node but there is a published hash for it ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node, settings.

Log Context

Log “the consistent secure setting [{}] does not exist on the local node but there is a published hash for it” classname is ConsistentSettingsService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            + concreteSecureSetting.getKey() + "] but setting exists.");
                }
                allConsistent.set(false);
            } else if (publishedSaltAndHash != null && localHash == null) {
                // setting missing locally but present on master
                logger.warn("the consistent secure setting [{}] does not exist on the local node but there is a published hash for it";
                        concreteSecureSetting.getKey());
                allConsistent.set(false);
            } else {
                assert publishedSaltAndHash != null;
                assert localHash != null;

 

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