How do I resolve the 403 "index_create_block_exception" error in Amazon Elasticsearch Service?

Last updated: 2019-07-09

When I try to create an index or write data to my Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain, I get a ClusterBlockException that looks like this:

{
  "error": {
    "root_cause": [
      {
        "type": "index_create_block_exception",
        "reason": "blocked by: [FORBIDDEN/10/cluster create-index blocked (api)];"
      }
    ],
    "type": "index_create_block_exception",
    "reason": "blocked by: [FORBIDDEN/10/cluster create-index blocked (api)];"
  },
  "status": 403

Resolution

Here are common causes of cluster block exceptions:


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