No api key found for api key id – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot locate an API key associated with the provided API key ID. This could be due to the API key being deleted, expired, or the ID being incorrect. To resolve this issue, you can verify the API key ID, check if the API key is still valid and not expired, or create a new API key if the existing one is deleted or expired.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No api key found for api key id [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “No api key found for api key id [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            logger.trace("No api key id provided");
            listener.onFailure(new IllegalArgumentException("api key id must be provided"));
        } else {
            findApiKeysForApiKeyId(apiKeyId; false; false; ActionListener.wrap(apiKeyInfos -> {
                    if (apiKeyInfos.isEmpty()) {
                        logger.warn("No api key found for api key id [{}]"; apiKeyId);
                    } else {
                        listener.onResponse(new GetApiKeyResponse(apiKeyInfos));
                }; listener::onFailure));


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