Both a secret as well as a shared access token were set – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when both a secret token and a shared access token are set in the Elasticsearch configuration. Elasticsearch requires only one type of token for authentication. To resolve this, you should remove either the secret token or the shared access token from the configuration. Ensure that the remaining token is correctly configured and has the necessary permissions. Restart Elasticsearch after making these changes.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Both a secret as well as a shared access token were set. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: azure, repository-azure, repositories.

Log Context

Log “Both a secret as well as a shared access token were set.” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 final boolean hasKey = Strings.hasText(key);
 if (hasSasToken == false && hasKey == false) {
 throw new SettingsException("Neither a secret key nor a shared access token was set.");
 if (hasSasToken && hasKey) {
 throw new SettingsException("Both a secret as well as a shared access token were set.");
 final StringBuilder connectionStringBuilder = new StringBuilder();
 if (hasKey) {


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