Failed to invalidate tokens out of after all retries – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.2-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to invalidate security tokens after multiple attempts. This could be due to network issues, high load on the Elasticsearch cluster, or issues with the security token service. To resolve this, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch cluster, ensuring the network connectivity is stable, or increasing the system resources if the cluster is under high load. Additionally, check the configuration of the security token service for any inconsistencies.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to invalidate [{}] tokens out of [{}] after all retries ” 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 [{}] tokens out of [{}] after all retries” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                previouslyInvalidated; failedRequestResponses; RestStatus.OK);
                            client.threadPool().schedule(() -> indexInvalidation(retryTokenDocIds; tokensIndexManager; backoff;
                                srcPrefix; incompleteResult; listener);; GENERIC);
                        } else {
                            if (retryTokenDocIds.isEmpty() == false) {
                                logger.warn("failed to invalidate [{}] tokens out of [{}] after all retries"; retryTokenDocIds.size();
                                for (String retryTokenDocId : retryTokenDocIds) {
                                            new ElasticsearchException("Error invalidating [{}] with doc id [{}] after retries exhausted";
                                                    srcPrefix; retryTokenDocId));


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