How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Updated roles

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Troubleshooting background

To troubleshoot Elasticsearch log “Updated roles” it’s important to understand common problems related to Elasticsearch concepts: discovery-file. See detailed explanations below complete with common problems, examples and useful tips.


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Log Context

Log ”Updated roles” classname is FileRolesStore.java
We have extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code to get an in-depth context :

<pre class="wp-block-syntaxhighlighter-code">         public synchronized void onFileChanged(Path file) {
            if (file.equals(FileRolesStore.this.file)) {
                final Map<String; RoleDescriptor> previousPermissions = permissions;
                try {
                    permissions = parseFile(file; logger; settings; licenseState);
                    logger.info("updated roles (roles file [{}] {})"; file.toAbsolutePath();
                        Files.exists(file) ? "changed" : "removed");
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    logger.error(
                            (Supplier<?>) () -> new ParameterizedMessage(
                                    "could not reload roles file [{}]. Current roles remain unmodified"; file.toAbsolutePath()); e);

</pre>


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