Clear roles cache APIedit

Evicts roles from the native role cache.


POST /_security/role/<roles>/_clear_cache


  • To use this API, you must have at least the manage_security cluster privilege.


For more information about the native realm, see Realms and Native user authentication.

Path parametersedit

(Required, string) Comma-separated list of roles to evict from the role cache. To evict all roles, use *. Does not support other wildcard patterns.


The clear roles cache API evicts roles from the native role cache. For example, to clear the cache for my_admin_role:

POST /_security/role/my_admin_role/_clear_cache

Specify multiple roles as a comma-separated list.

POST /_security/role/my_admin_role,my_test_role/_clear_cache

To clear all roles from the cache, use *.

POST /_security/role/*/_clear_cache