Role retrieval had one or more failures – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” role retrieval had one or more failures ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “role retrieval had one or more failures”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

roleReferences.forEach(roleReference -> {
 roleReference.resolve(roleReferenceResolver; ActionListener.wrap(rolesRetrievalResult -> {
 if (rolesRetrievalResult.isSuccess()) {
 } else {
 groupedActionListener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("role retrieval had one or more failures"));
 }; groupedActionListener::onFailure));


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