Found multiple locations for binding in descriptor – – 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 finds multiple bindings for the same descriptor in the Guice dependency injection framework. This usually happens when there are duplicate bindings in the code. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Review your code to identify and remove any duplicate bindings. 2) If you’re using modules, ensure that each module has unique bindings. 3) If you’re using a third-party library that includes bindings, you may need to create a separate module for it to avoid conflicts.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Found multiple locations for binding [{}] in descriptor [{}] – [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Found multiple locations for binding [{}] in descriptor [{}] – [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (locations.isEmpty()) {
 return null;
 if (locations.size() > 1) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Found multiple locations for binding [{}] in descriptor [{}] - [{}]";
 binding; identityProvider.getID(); locations);
 return locations.get(0);


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