Cannot authenticate unwrapped requests – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.9-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch receives a request that is not properly authenticated. This could be due to incorrect or missing credentials, or a misconfigured security setting. To resolve this issue, you can check and correct the credentials being used, ensure that the request is being sent with the correct authentication method, or review and adjust your Elasticsearch security settings to allow the request.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cannot authenticate unwrapped requests ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Cannot authenticate unwrapped requests” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 // forwarding the request beyond the headers part
 }; e -> listener.onFailure(new HttpHeadersValidationException(e))));
 } else {
 // cannot authenticate the request because it's not wrapped correctly; see {@link #wrapAsMessageWithAuthenticationContext}
 listener.onFailure(new HttpHeadersValidationException(new IllegalStateException("Cannot authenticate unwrapped requests")));
 }; threadContext);
 }  /**


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