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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.3

Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to invalidate an API key in Elasticsearch, but the system can’t find the specified API key ID. This could be due to the API key being already invalidated or deleted, or the provided ID being incorrect. To resolve this issue, you can verify the API key ID you’re using, check if the API key is already invalidated or deleted, or create a new API key if necessary.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No api key to invalidate 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 to invalidate 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");
            invalidateListener.onFailure(new IllegalArgumentException("api key id must be provided"));
        } else {
            findApiKeysForApiKeyId(apiKeyId; true; false; ActionListener.wrap(apiKeyIds -> {
                if (apiKeyIds.isEmpty()) {
                    logger.warn("No api key to invalidate for api key id [{}]"; apiKeyId);
                } else {
                    invalidateAllApiKeys( -> apiKey.getId()).collect(Collectors.toSet()); invalidateListener);
            }; invalidateListener::onFailure));


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