Unable to publish secure settings hashes – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to publish secure settings hashes due to incorrect configuration or insufficient permissions. This could be due to a misconfigured elasticsearch.yml file or the Elasticsearch keystore. To resolve this issue, you can check and correct the configuration in the elasticsearch.yml file, ensure that the Elasticsearch keystore is correctly set up, and verify that the user running Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access and modify the secure settings.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unable to publish secure settings hashes ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: settings.

Log Context

Log “unable to publish secure settings hashes” classname is ConsistentSettingsService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                    logger.error("unable to publish secure settings hashes"; e);



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