Missing required date claim claimName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.6-8.6

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch JWT (JSON Web Token) authentication fails due to a missing required date claim. The claimName is a parameter that specifies the claim’s name. To resolve this issue, you can check the JWT payload to ensure it contains the required date claim. If it’s missing, add it. Also, ensure the date claim is correctly formatted. If the problem persists, check your Elasticsearch authentication configuration settings.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” missing required date claim [” + claimName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “missing required date claim [” + claimName + “]” class name is JwtDateClaimValidator.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (claimValue == null) {
 if (allowNull) {
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchSecurityException("missing required date claim [" + claimName + "]");
 }  final Instant claimInstant = claimValue.toInstant();
 final Instant now = clock.instant();


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