Overriding the default } setting is forbidden. ignoring. – 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 ” Overriding the default } setting is forbidden. ignoring. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index 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 “Overriding the default [{}} setting is forbidden. ignoring…” classname is IndexAuditTrail.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        // Filter out forbidden setting
        return Settings.builder().put(newSettings.filter(name -> {
            if (FORBIDDEN_INDEX_SETTING.equals(name)) {
                logger.warn("overriding the default [{}} setting is forbidden. ignoring..."; name);
                return false;
            return true;


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