If you want to use an azure repository you need to define a client configuration – 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 you’re trying to use Azure as a repository for Elasticsearch, but haven’t defined a client configuration. This configuration is necessary for Elasticsearch to interact with Azure. To resolve this issue, you need to define the client configuration in the Elasticsearch settings. This includes specifying the Azure account name and account key. Also, ensure that the Azure plugin is properly installed and enabled in Elasticsearch. If the error persists, check for any syntax errors in your configuration file.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” If you want to use an azure repository; you need to define a client configuration. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugins, repositories, azure, repository-azure, client.

Log Context

Log “If you want to use an azure repository; you need to define a client configuration.” class name is AzureRepositoryPlugin.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public void reload(Settings settings) {
 // secure settings should be readable
 final Map clientsSettings = AzureStorageSettings.load(settings);
 if (clientsSettings.isEmpty()) {
 throw new SettingsException("If you want to use an azure repository; you need to define a client configuration.");
 AzureStorageService storageService = azureStoreService.get();
 assert storageService != null;


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