No tokens provided for invalidation – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when you try to invalidate an Elasticsearch token but do not provide any tokens to invalidate. This could be due to a programming error or a misconfiguration. To resolve this issue, you should ensure that you are providing the correct tokens for invalidation. Check your code or configuration to ensure that the tokens are being correctly passed to the invalidate token API. If the problem persists, you may need to debug your application to identify where the tokens are being lost or not generated.

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

Log Context

Log “No [{}] tokens provided for invalidation” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        String srcPrefix;
        @Nullable TokensInvalidationResult previousResult;
        ActionListener listener
    ) {
        if (tokenIds.isEmpty()) {
            logger.warn("No [{}] tokens provided for invalidation"; srcPrefix);
            listener.onFailure(invalidGrantException("No tokens provided for invalidation"));
        } else {
            BulkRequestBuilder bulkRequestBuilder = client.prepareBulk();
            for (String tokenId : tokenIds) {
                UpdateRequest request = client.prepareUpdate(tokensIndexManager.aliasName(); getTokenDocumentId(tokenId))


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