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

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to locate a document associated with a specific refresh token. This could be due to the token being expired, deleted, or never existed. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Ensure the token is correctly inputted and hasn’t expired. 2) If the token is expired, you need to generate a new one. 3) Check your Elasticsearch logs for any related issues. 4) If the token was deleted, you may need to recreate the document it was associated with.

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

Log Context

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

                        ActionListener.wrap(searchResponse -> {
                            if (searchResponse.isTimedOut()) {
                                findTokenFromRefreshToken(refreshToken; listener; attemptCount);
                            } else if (searchResponse.getHits().getHits().length  1) {
                                onFailure.accept(new IllegalStateException("multiple tokens share the same refresh token"));
                            } else {
                                listener.onResponse(new Tuple(searchResponse; attemptCount));


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