Invalid role definition in roles file . invalid role name . skipping role. – 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 ” Invalid role definition in roles file . invalid role name . skipping role. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following 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 to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Invalid role definition [{}] in roles file [{}]. invalid role name – {}. skipping role…” classname is FileRolesStore.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 token = parser.nextToken();
                if (token == XContentParser.Token.FIELD_NAME) {
                    roleName = parser.currentName();
                    Validation.Error validationError = Validation.Roles.validateRoleName(roleName);
                    if (validationError != null) {
                        logger.error("invalid role definition [{}] in roles file [{}]. invalid role name - {}. skipping role... ";
                                roleName; path.toAbsolutePath(); validationError);
                        return null;
                    }

                    if (resolvePermissions == false) {




 

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