Failed to parse or validate the ID Token – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot parse or validate the ID token, which is used for user authentication. This could be due to an invalid or expired token, or incorrect configuration of the security settings. To resolve this issue, you can try regenerating a new ID token, ensuring the token is correctly formatted, or checking and correcting the security settings in your Elasticsearch configuration. Also, ensure that the system clock is synchronized, as a time discrepancy can cause token validation to fail.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to parse or validate the ID Token ” 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 parse or validate the ID Token” class name is OpenIdConnectAuthenticator.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }; ex -> {
 LOGGER.trace("Attempted and failed to refresh JWK cache upon token validation failure"; e);
 claimsListener.onFailure(ex);
 }));
 } else {
 claimsListener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Failed to parse or validate the ID Token"; e));
 }
 } catch (com.nimbusds.oauth2.sdk.ParseException | ParseException | JOSEException e) {
 LOGGER.debug("ID Token: [{}]; Nonce: [{}]"; idToken.getParsedString(); expectedNonce);
 claimsListener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Failed to parse or validate the ID Token"; e));
 }

 

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