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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot find an API key that matches the name provided in the request. This could be due to a typo in the API key name, or the API key may not have been created yet. To resolve this issue, you can verify the API key name for any typos or create a new API key if it doesn’t exist. Also, ensure that the API key is correctly configured in your Elasticsearch settings.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No api key found for api key name [{}] ” 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 name [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

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