Error parsing operator users file – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.11-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters issues while parsing the operator users file. This could be due to incorrect file format, syntax errors, or the file being inaccessible. To resolve this, ensure the file is in the correct format and syntax as per Elasticsearch’s requirements. Check the file’s permissions to ensure Elasticsearch can access it. If the file is corrupted, restore it from a backup. Also, verify the file’s location is correctly specified in Elasticsearch’s configuration.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error parsing operator users file [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Error parsing operator users file [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 logger.debug("operator user descriptor: [{}]"; operatorUsersDescriptor);
 return operatorUsersDescriptor;
 } catch (IOException | RuntimeException e) {
 logger.error(() -> "Failed to parse operator users file [" + file + "]."; e);
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Error parsing operator users file [{}]"; e; file.toAbsolutePath());
 }  // package method for testing


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