Failed to parse role . expected an object but found instead – 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 role . expected an object but found instead ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: 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 role [{}]. expected an object but found [{}] instead”classname  is RoleDescriptor.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} 
 // advance to the START_OBJECT token if needed
 XContentParser.Token token = parser.currentToken() == null ? parser.nextToken() : parser.currentToken();
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse role [{}]. expected an object but found [{}] instead"; name; token);
 }
 String currentFieldName = null;
 IndicesPrivileges[] indicesPrivileges = null;
 String[] clusterPrivileges = null;
 List configurableClusterPrivileges = Collections.emptyList();

 

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