Failed to consume the OpenID connect response – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to process the response from an OpenID Connect provider. This could be due to incorrect configuration settings, network issues, or problems with the OpenID provider. To resolve this, ensure that the OpenID Connect settings in Elasticsearch are correct. Check your network connectivity to the OpenID provider. Also, verify that the OpenID provider is functioning properly and returning valid responses. If the issue persists, consider enabling debug logging for further investigation.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to consume the OpenID connect response. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: response, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to consume the OpenID connect response.” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (ElasticsearchSecurityException e) {
 // Don't wrap in a new ElasticsearchSecurityException
 } catch (Exception e) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Failed to consume the OpenID connect response. "; e));
 }  /**
 * Collects all the user claims we can get for the authenticated user. This happens in two steps:


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