Invalid role definition in roles file . skipping role. – How to solve related issues

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

                         // we pass true as last parameter because we do not want to reject files if field permissions
                        // are given in 2.x syntax
                        RoleDescriptor descriptor = RoleDescriptor.parse(roleName; parser; true);
                        return checkDescriptor(descriptor; path; logger; settings);
                    } else {
                        logger.error("invalid role definition [{}] in roles file [{}]. skipping role..."; roleName; path.toAbsolutePath());
                        return null;
                    }
                }
            }
            logger.error("invalid role definition [{}] in roles file [{}]. skipping role..."; roleName; path.toAbsolutePath());




 

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