Failed to parse indices privileges for role . expected field value to – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse indices privileges for role . expected field value to ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: indices and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. expected field [{}] value to”classname  is RoleDescriptor.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

private static RoleDescriptor.IndicesPrivileges parseIndex(String roleName; XContentParser parser;
 boolean allow2xFormat) throws IOException {
 XContentParser.Token token = parser.currentToken();
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. expected field [{}] value to " +
 "be an array of objects; but found an array element of type [{}]"; roleName; parser.currentName(); token);
 }
 String currentFieldName = null;
 String[] names = null;
 BytesReference query = null;

 

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