Setting RealmSettings getFullSettingKey realmConfig setting getClaim is required – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.1-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when a required setting for the realm configuration in Elasticsearch is missing. The realm settings are crucial for security configurations, including authentication and authorization. To resolve this issue, you should check your Elasticsearch configuration files (like elasticsearch.yml) and ensure that all required realm settings are correctly defined. If you’re unsure about the required settings, refer to the Elasticsearch documentation or your realm provider’s documentation. Also, ensure that the syntax and format of the settings are correct to avoid parsing errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Setting [” + RealmSettings.getFullSettingKey(realmConfig; setting.getClaim()) + “] is required ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: settings, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Setting [” + RealmSettings.getFullSettingKey(realmConfig; setting.getClaim()) + “] is required” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (required) {
 throw new SettingsException("Setting [" + RealmSettings.getFullSettingKey(realmConfig; setting.getClaim()) + "] is required");
 } else if (realmConfig.hasSetting(setting.getPattern())) {
 throw new SettingsException(
 "Setting ["
 + RealmSettings.getFullSettingKey(realmConfig; setting.getPattern())
 + "] cannot be set unless ["


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