Failed to parse application privileges for role missing required field – 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 Elasticsearch is unable to parse the application privileges for a specific role due to a missing required field. This could be due to incorrect configuration or missing information in the role definition. To resolve this issue, you should review the role definition and ensure all required fields are included. If the error persists, you may need to recreate the role with the correct privileges or check for any syntax errors in your configuration.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse application privileges for role [{}]. missing required [{}] field ” 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 parse application privileges for role [{}]. missing required [{}] field” class name is RoleDescriptor.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse application privileges for role [{}]. expected field [{}] value to " +
 "be an array of objects; but found an array element of type [{}]"; roleName; parser.currentName(); token);
 }
 final ApplicationResourcePrivileges.Builder builder = ApplicationResourcePrivileges.PARSER.parse(parser; null);
 if (builder.hasResources() == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse application privileges for role [{}]. missing required [{}] field";
 roleName; Fields.RESOURCES.getPreferredName());
 }
 if (builder.hasPrivileges() == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse application privileges for role [{}]. missing required [{}] field";
 roleName; Fields.PRIVILEGES.getPreferredName());

 

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