Current license is non-compliant for – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when the Elasticsearch cluster is using features that are not included in the current license. This could be due to the expiration of a trial license or a downgrade from a higher level license. To resolve this issue, you can either disable the features that are not included in your current license or upgrade your license to a level that includes these features. Additionally, ensure that your license is not expired. If it is, you will need to renew it.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” current license is non-compliant for [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, license.

Log Context

Log “current license is non-compliant for [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 * feature accessible through {@link #EXPIRED_FEATURE_METADATA} in the
 * exception's rest header
 public static ElasticsearchSecurityException newComplianceException(String feature) {
 ElasticsearchSecurityException e = new ElasticsearchSecurityException("current license is non-compliant for [{}]";
 RestStatus.FORBIDDEN; feature);
 e.addMetadata(EXPIRED_FEATURE_METADATA; feature);
 return e;


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