Rewriting authentication this without domain – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.2-8.6

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch attempts to rewrite an authentication request without a specified domain. This could be due to incorrect configuration settings or missing domain information in the request. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check and correct your Elasticsearch configuration settings, ensuring that the domain is properly specified. 2) Verify that the authentication request includes the necessary domain information. 3) If you’re using a security plugin, ensure it’s correctly configured and compatible with your Elasticsearch version.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Rewriting authentication [” + this + “] without domain ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Rewriting authentication [” + this + “] without domain” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        if (isAssignedToDomain() && false == newAuthentication.isAssignedToDomain()) {
  "Rewriting authentication [" + this + "] without domain");
        return newAuthentication;



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