Updated role – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when there is an attempt to update a role in Elasticsearch that either doesn’t exist or the user doesn’t have the necessary permissions to update. To resolve this issue, you can either create the role if it doesn’t exist or ensure the user has the necessary permissions to update the role. Additionally, check the role definition for any syntax errors or incorrect field names. If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch cluster to ensure any cached role data is refreshed.

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

Log Context

Log “updated role [{}]” classname is TransportPutRoleAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        } else {
            rolesStore.putRole(request; request.roleDescriptor(); listener.delegateFailure((l; created) -> {
                if (created) {
                    logger.info("added role [{}]"; request.name());
                } else {
                    logger.info("updated role [{}]"; request.name());
                l.onResponse(new PutRoleResponse(created));


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