Could not find token document for refresh – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to refresh a token but cannot find the document associated with it. This could be due to the token being deleted or expired. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check if the token is still valid and hasn’t expired. 2) If the token is expired, generate a new one. 3) Ensure that the token document hasn’t been accidentally deleted. 4) Check your Elasticsearch cluster health and ensure all nodes are functioning properly.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not find token document [{}] for refresh ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, refresh, document.

Log Context

Log “could not find token document [{}] for refresh” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                    } else {
                                        logger.warn("could not find token document [{}] for refresh"; tokenDocId);
                                        onFailure.accept(invalidGrantException("could not refresh the requested token"));



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