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

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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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.

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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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