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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.3

Briefly, this error occurs when you attempt to invalidate an API key in Elasticsearch that doesn’t exist or has already been invalidated. This could be due to a typo in the API key name or the key may have been deleted. To resolve this issue, you can verify the API key name for any typos or check if the key is already invalidated or deleted. If the key is not present, you may need to create a new one. Always ensure to keep track of your API keys and their statuses to avoid such issues.

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


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