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

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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


Log Context

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

} 
 private static RoleDescriptor.IndicesPrivileges[] parseIndices(String roleName; XContentParser parser;
 boolean allow2xFormat) throws IOException {
 if (parser.currentToken() != XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. expected field [{}] value " +
 "to be an array; but found [{}] instead"; roleName; parser.currentName(); parser.currentToken());
 }
 List privileges = new ArrayList<>();
 while (parser.nextToken() != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {
 privileges.add(parseIndex(roleName; parser; allow2xFormat));

 

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