Error using PBKDF2 implementation from the selected Security Provider – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.11-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to use the PBKDF2 (Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2) implementation from the selected security provider. This could be due to an incorrect configuration or an unsupported security provider. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Verify your security provider configuration and ensure it supports PBKDF2. 2) Update your security provider if it’s outdated. 3) Switch to a different security provider that supports PBKDF2. 4) If you’re using a custom security provider, ensure it’s correctly implemented and installed.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error using PBKDF2 implementation from the selected Security Provider ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Error using PBKDF2 implementation from the selected Security Provider” class name is Hasher.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (InvalidKeySpecException | NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Error using PBKDF2 for password hashing"; e);
 } catch (Error e) {
 // Security Providers might throw a subclass of Error in FIPS 140 mode; if some prerequisite like
 // salt; iv; or password length is not met. We catch this because we don't want the JVM to exit.
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Error using PBKDF2 implementation from the selected Security Provider"; e);
 }
 }  private static int parsePbkdf2Iterations(char[] hash; String prefix) {
 int separator = -1;

 

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