Updated roles roles file file toAbsolutePath Files exists file changed removed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when there are changes in the roles file of Elasticsearch, such as updating, removing, or changing the file path. This could be due to manual changes or a system update. To resolve this issue, you can 1) Verify the changes made and ensure they are correct and necessary. 2) If the file was removed, restore it from a backup. 3) If the file path was changed, update the Elasticsearch configuration to reflect the new path. 4) If the error persists, consider reinstalling Elasticsearch to ensure a clean setup.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” updated roles (roles file [{}] {})”; file.toAbsolutePath(); Files.exists(file) ? “changed” : “removed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “updated roles (roles file [{}] {})”; file.toAbsolutePath(); Files.exists(file) ? “changed” : “removed” classname is FileRolesStore.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                final Set addedRoles = Sets.difference(permissions.keySet(); previousPermissions.keySet());
                final Set changedRoles = Collections.unmodifiableSet(Sets.union(changedOrMissingRoles; addedRoles));
                if (changedRoles.isEmpty() == false) {
                    logger.info("updated roles (roles file [{}] {})"; file.toAbsolutePath(); Files.exists(file) ? "changed" : "removed");
                    listeners.forEach(c -> c.accept(changedRoles));


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