Authenticated context must include request id – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an Elasticsearch request is made without including a necessary request id in the authenticated context. This is a security measure to ensure that each request is unique and traceable. To resolve this issue, you can ensure that each request includes a unique id in the authenticated context. Alternatively, you can adjust your Elasticsearch security settings to not require a request id, although this may have implications for your system’s security and traceability.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Authenticated context must include request id ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, request.

Log Context

Log “Authenticated context must include request id” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public void authenticationSuccess(RestRequest request) {
 final String requestId = AuditUtil.extractRequestId(securityContext.getThreadContext());
 if (requestId == null) {
 // should never happen
 throw new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Authenticated context must include request id");
 final Authentication authentication;
 try {
 authentication = securityContext.getAuthentication();
 } catch (Exception e) {


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