Failed to validate the response the user s session did not contain a state – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.2-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when the state of the user’s session in Elasticsearch is not found or is invalid. This could be due to session expiration, server restart, or a mismatch between the session state and the client’s state. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Ensure the session is still valid and hasn’t expired. 2) Check if the server was restarted, which could have cleared the session. 3) Verify that the client’s state matches the session state. 4) If the problem persists, consider implementing a more robust session management strategy.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to validate the response; the user’s session did not contain a state ” 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 validate the response; the user’s session did not contain a state” class name is OpenIdConnectAuthenticator.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 */
 private void validateState(State expectedState; State state) {
 if (null == state) {
 throw new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Failed to validate the response; the response did not contain a state parameter");
 } else if (null == expectedState) {
 throw new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Failed to validate the response; the user's session did not contain a state " +
 "parameter");
 } else if (state.equals(expectedState) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchSecurityException("Invalid state parameter [{}]; while [{}] was expected"; state; expectedState);
 }
 }

 

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