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

throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. unexpected field [{}]";
 roleName; currentFieldName);
 }
 }
 if (names == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. missing required [{}] field";
 roleName; Fields.NAMES.getPreferredName());
 }
 if (privileges == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse indices privileges for role [{}]. missing required [{}] field";
 roleName; Fields.PRIVILEGES.getPreferredName());

 

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