Log Invalid role definition in roles file . document and field level security is not – How To Solve Related Issues



Log Invalid role definition in roles file . document and field level security is not – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0



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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Invalid role definition in roles file . document and field level security is not” 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, plugin.


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Log Context

Log”Invalid role definition [{}] in roles file [{}]. document and field level security is not” classname is FileRolesStore.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         String roleName = descriptor.getName();
        // first check if FLS/DLS is enabled on the role...
        for (RoleDescriptor.IndicesPrivileges privilege : descriptor.getIndicesPrivileges()) {
            if ((privilege.getQuery() != null || privilege.getGrantedFields() != null || privilege.getDeniedFields() != null)
                    && XPackSettings.DLS_FLS_ENABLED.get(settings) == false) {
                logger.error("invalid role definition [{}] in roles file [{}]. document and field level security is not " +
                        "enabled. set [{}] to [true] in the configuration file. skipping role..."; roleName; path
                        .toAbsolutePath(); XPackSettings.DLS_FLS_ENABLED.getKey());
                return null;
            }
        }




 

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