Users file changed. updating users. – How to solve related issues

Users file changed. updating users. – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Users file changed. updating users. ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: discovery-file and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log “Users file [{}] changed. updating users… )” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        public void onFileChanged(Path file) {
            if (file.equals(FileUserPasswdStore.this.file)) {
      "users file [{}] changed. updating users... )"; file.toAbsolutePath());
                users = parseFileLenient(file; logger; settings);


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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