Extensions Config Directory – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.5-2.5

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch cannot locate or access the extensions configuration directory. This could be due to incorrect file paths, insufficient permissions, or the directory not existing. To resolve this, first, verify the file path in the OpenSearch configuration file. If the path is correct, check the permissions of the directory to ensure OpenSearch has access. If the directory doesn’t exist, create it. Lastly, ensure that the OpenSearch process has the necessary read and write permissions to access the directory.

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

Log Context

Log “Extensions Config Directory :” classname is ExtensionsManager.java.
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     * Load and populate all extensions
    private void discover() throws IOException {
        logger.info("Extensions Config Directory :" + extensionsPath.toString());
        if (!FileSystemUtils.isAccessibleDirectory(extensionsPath; logger)) {

        List extensions = new ArrayList();


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