SecureAuth/Elastic FileBeat service will not start

    Applies to:
  • Legacy SecureAuth IdP
Deployment model:
  • On Premises
  • SecureAuth IdP Version Affected: 9.2 and up

    Description: The SecureAuth/Elastic FileBeat service will not start, and will throw 'Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly' when trying to start it manually via the Services console.

    Cause: The FileBeat service was not properly shut down, and cannot read the the registry file. 

    The following log entry will appear in the latest FileBeat log file, located at 'C:\ProgramData\SecureAuth Corporation\filebeat\logs':

    2019-03-28T10:38:32-04:00 CRIT Exiting: Could not start registrar: Error loading state: Error decoding states: invalid character '\x00' looking for beginning of value


    1. Delete the following two files (registry and registry.old) from the 'C:\ProgramData\SecureAuth Corporation\filebeat\data' directory:

    2. Finally, start the SecureAuth/ElasticFileBeat service from the Services console.


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