Users command fails due to extra argumentsedit


  • The elasticsearch-users command fails with the following message: ERROR: extra arguments [...] were provided.


This error occurs when the elasticsearch-users tool is parsing the input and finds unexpected arguments. This can happen when there are special characters used in some of the arguments. For example, on Windows systems the , character is considered a parameter separator; in other words -r role1,role2 is translated to -r role1 role2 and the elasticsearch-users tool only recognizes role1 as an expected parameter. The solution here is to quote the parameter: -r "role1,role2".

For more information about this command, see elasticsearch-users command.