Failed to obtain ssl service – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to access the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) service. This could be due to incorrect SSL configuration, expired SSL certificates, or network issues preventing access to the SSL service. To resolve this issue, you can check and correct your SSL configuration, renew any expired SSL certificates, or troubleshoot any network connectivity issues. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the SSL service.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to obtain ssl service ” 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 obtain ssl service” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 logger.debug("reloading ssl configuration [{}]"; sslConfiguration);
 } catch (InterruptedException e) {
 } catch (ExecutionException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("failed to obtain ssl service"; e);
 }  /**


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