Invalid token – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch receives an invalid or expired token during a request that requires authentication. This could be due to incorrect credentials or an expired session. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Verify the token and ensure it’s correct. 2) If the token is expired, you may need to refresh or generate a new one. 3) Check your Elasticsearch security settings to ensure they are correctly configured. 4) If you’re using an API, ensure it’s correctly implemented and passing the right token.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid token ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “invalid token” classname is TokenService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                final Cipher cipher = getDecryptionCipher(iv; decodeKey; version; decodedSalt);
                                final String tokenId = decryptTokenId(encryptedTokenId; cipher; version);
                                getUserTokenFromId(tokenId; version; listener);
                            } catch (IOException | GeneralSecurityException e) {
                                // could happen with a token that is not ours
                                logger.warn("invalid token"; e);
                                listener.onResponse(null);
                            }
                        } else {
                            // could happen with a token that is not ours
                            listener.onResponse(null);

 

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