Failed to parse indices privileges for role . expected field – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Failed to parse indices privileges for role . expected field – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch 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” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: indices, plugin.


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Log Context

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

if (names.length == 0) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. [{}] cannot be an empty " +
  "array"; roleName; currentFieldName);
  }
  } else {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. expected field [{}] " +
  "value to be a string or an array of strings; but found [{}] instead"; roleName; currentFieldName; token);
  }
  } else if (Fields.ALLOW_RESTRICTED_INDICES.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  if (token == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_BOOLEAN) {
  allowRestrictedIndices = parser.booleanValue();

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 ElasticSearch – failed to parse search source. expected field name but got [START_OBJECT] -views 8,785 ,score 3

elasticsearch.exceptions.RequestError: RequestError(400, 'mapper_parsing_exception', 'No handler for type [string] declared on field [texts]') -views   5,646,score 1



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