Failed to migrate role roleName with body – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.17

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to migrate a role due to issues with the role’s body. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing required fields, or invalid values in the role’s body. To resolve this, ensure that the role’s body is correctly formatted and contains all required fields. Also, check that all values are valid and acceptable. If the problem persists, consider recreating the role with a correct body or consult the Elasticsearch documentation for more details on role creation.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to migrate role [” + roleName + “] with body: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “failed to migrate role [” + roleName + “] with body: ” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("failed to migrate role [" + roleName + "] with body: " + reqBody; e);


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