Dedicated voting-only master nodes and repository access

If I am deploying an Elasticsearch cluster across 2 on-premise data centres and want to place a dedicated voting-only master node in the cloud as an arbiter, would the dedicated voting-only master node still need access to and validate snapshot repositories? Would this depend on the repository type?

It shouldn't, but prior to 7.9.0 it did:

Also there was a bug in this area fixed in 7.12.1:



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