Failed to invalidate SAML access token – – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to invalidate a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) access token. This could be due to network issues, incorrect configuration, or problems with the Identity Provider (IdP). To resolve this, you can check your network connectivity, ensure that your SAML configuration is correct, and verify that your IdP is functioning properly. Additionally, you may need to check the logs for more detailed error messages that can provide further insight into the problem.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to invalidate SAML access_token [{}] – {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to invalidate SAML access_token [{}] – {}” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    private void invalidateAccessToken(UserToken userToken; ActionListener listener) {
        tokenService.invalidateAccessToken(userToken; ActionListener.wrap(listener::onResponse; e -> {
  "Failed to invalidate SAML access_token [{}] - {}"; userToken.getId(); e.toString());

    private Predicate> containsMetadata(Map requiredMetadata) {