Request repository failed to verify repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to verify the repository due to issues like incorrect repository settings, network connectivity problems, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can check and correct the repository settings, ensure the Elasticsearch cluster has network access to the repository, and verify that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the repository. Additionally, check if the repository plugin is installed and functioning properly.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + request.repository + “] failed to verify repository ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, request.

Log Context

Log “[” + request.repository + “] failed to verify repository” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        public void messageReceived(VerifyNodeRepositoryRequest request; TransportChannel channel; Task task) throws Exception {
            DiscoveryNode localNode = clusterService.state().nodes().getLocalNode();
            try {
                doVerify(request.repository; request.verificationToken; localNode);
            } catch (Exception ex) {
                logger.warn(() -> "[" + request.repository + "] failed to verify repository"; ex);
                throw ex;


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