Field is not supported in a has privileges request – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you try to check privileges for a field that is not recognized or supported by Elasticsearch in a has_privileges request. This could be due to a typo, incorrect field name, or the field is not defined in your Elasticsearch index. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check and correct the field name in your request, 2) Ensure the field is defined in your Elasticsearch index, and 3) Update your Elasticsearch version if the field is newly introduced and not supported in your current version.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Field [{}] is not supported in a has_privileges request ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, request.

Log Context

Log “Field [{}] is not supported in a has_privileges request” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 "Field [{}] is not supported in a has_privileges request";
 if ( {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Field [{}] is not supported in a has_privileges request"; Fields.QUERY);
 return new PrivilegesToCheck(
 clusterPrivileges != null ? clusterPrivileges : Strings.EMPTY_ARRAY;
 indexPrivileges != null ? indexPrivileges : IndicesPrivileges.NONE;


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