Failed to parse privileges check All privilege fields are missing – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to parse the privileges check due to missing privilege fields. This usually happens when the privilege fields in the request are not properly defined or completely missing. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check your request and ensure that all required privilege fields are included and correctly defined. 2) Validate your JSON syntax to ensure there are no errors. 3) If you’re using a security plugin, ensure it’s correctly configured and compatible with your Elasticsearch version.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse privileges check [{}]. All privilege fields [{};{};{}] are missing ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse privileges check [{}]. All privilege fields [{};{};{}] are missing” class name is RoleDescriptor.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse privileges check [{}]. unexpected field [{}]";
 description; currentFieldName);
 }
 }
 if (indexPrivileges == null && clusterPrivileges == null && applicationPrivileges == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse privileges check [{}]. All privilege fields [{};{};{}] are missing";
 description; Fields.CLUSTER; Fields.INDEX; Fields.APPLICATIONS);
 }
 if (indexPrivileges != null) {
 if (Arrays.stream(indexPrivileges).anyMatch(IndicesPrivileges::isUsingFieldLevelSecurity)) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Field [{}] is not supported in a has_privileges request";

 

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