Updated user – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to update a user but encounters an issue. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect user details, insufficient permissions, or a problem with the Elasticsearch cluster. To resolve this, ensure that the user details are correct and that the user has the necessary permissions to perform the update. If the problem persists, check the health of the Elasticsearch cluster and resolve any issues found.

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

Log Context

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

                public void onResponse(Boolean created) {
                    if (created) {
                        logger.info("added user [{}]"; request.username());
                    } else {
                        logger.info("updated user [{}]"; request.username());
                    listener.onResponse(new PutUserResponse(created));



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