Failed to parse license – no content provided – 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 license – no content provided ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin and license.

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 license – no content provided”classname  is License.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

}
 } 
 public static License fromSource(BytesReference bytes; XContentType xContentType) throws IOException {
 if (bytes == null || bytes.length() == 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse license - no content provided");
 }
 if (xContentType == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse license - no content-type provided");
 }
 // EMPTY is safe here because we don't call namedObject

 

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