Log Authentication using apikey failed – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Authentication using apikey failed – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Authentication using apikey failed” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts plugin. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Authentication using apikey failed – {}” classname is AuthenticationService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                             : Exceptions.authenticationError(authResult.getMessage());
                    } else {
                        if (authResult.getMessage() != null) {
                            if (authResult.getException() != null) {
                                logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("Authentication using apikey failed - {}"; authResult.getMessage());
                            } else {
                                logger.warn("Authentication using apikey failed - {}"; authResult.getMessage());

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Azure Active Directory Saml Authent  

Unable To Set Passwords In Elastics  


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