Checking sha for – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is verifying the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) for a specific object or file, but the object or file is not specified or cannot be found. This could be due to a misconfiguration or a missing file. To resolve this issue, you can check the configuration files to ensure the correct file paths are specified. If the files are missing, you may need to reinstall or restore them. Also, ensure that OpenSearch has the necessary permissions to access the files.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Checking sha for {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Checking sha for {}” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            // local deps should not have sha files!
            if (getShaFile(jarName).exists()) {
                throw new GradleException("SHA file " + getShaFile(jarName) + " exists for ignored dependency " + depName);
        } else {
  "Checking sha for {}"; jarName);
            checkSha(dependency; jarName; shaFiles);

    private String joinFilenames(Set shaFiles) {


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