Resize requests are not allowed for users when – 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 a user tries to resize an Elasticsearch index but doesn’t have the necessary permissions. Elasticsearch has a security feature that restricts certain operations to users with specific roles. To resolve this issue, you can either grant the user the necessary permissions or perform the resize operation with a user that already has the required permissions. Alternatively, you can disable the security feature, but this is not recommended as it can expose your Elasticsearch cluster to potential threats.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Resize requests are not allowed for users when ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Resize requests are not allowed for users when” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (indexAccessControl != null) {
 final boolean fls = indexAccessControl.getFieldPermissions().hasFieldLevelSecurity();
 final boolean dls = indexAccessControl.getDocumentPermissions().hasDocumentLevelPermissions();
 if ((fls || dls) && licenseChecker.get()) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Resize requests are not allowed for users when " +
 "field or document level security is enabled on the source index"; RestStatus.BAD_REQUEST));


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