Failed to list keys – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to access or retrieve keys from a specific location, often due to incorrect permissions, connectivity issues, or misconfiguration. To resolve this, you can check and correct the permissions for the Elasticsearch user, ensure the system has proper network connectivity, and verify the configuration settings. Additionally, check if the location where the keys are stored is accessible and not corrupted.

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

Log Context

Log “failed to list keys” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return privateKeys;
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("failed to list keys"; e);
 }  private void checkKeyStore(KeyStore keyStore) throws KeyStoreException {
 Enumeration aliases = keyStore.aliases();