No tokens to invalidate for realm and username – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when you try to invalidate a token in Elasticsearch, but no tokens exist for the specified realm and username. This could be due to the token already being invalidated or expired, or the username not existing in the specified realm. To resolve this issue, you can check if the token is already invalidated or expired, verify the username and realm, or create a new token if necessary.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No tokens to invalidate for realm [{}] and username [{}] ” 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 to invalidate for realm [{}] and username [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            listener.onFailure(new IllegalArgumentException("realm name or username must be provided"));
        } else {
            if (Strings.isNullOrEmpty(realmName)) {
                findActiveTokensForUser(username; ActionListener.wrap(tokenTuples -> {
                    if (tokenTuples.isEmpty()) {
                        logger.warn("No tokens to invalidate for realm [{}] and username [{}]"; realmName; username);
                    } else {
                        invalidateAllTokens(tokenTuples; listener);
                }; listener::onFailure));


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