Updated roles roles file – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when there are changes in the roles file of Elasticsearch. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing roles, or unauthorized changes. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the syntax of the roles file and correct any errors. 2) Verify that all necessary roles are defined in the file. 3) Ensure that only authorized personnel have access to modify the roles file. 4) Restart Elasticsearch after making any changes to the roles file to ensure they are properly implemented.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” updated roles (roles file [{}] {}) ” 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 [{}] {})” 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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