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

Last updated: 2021-07-30

When I try to create an index or write data to my Amazon OpenSearch Service domain, I get a ClusterBlockException. How do I resolve this?

Short description

When you create an index or write data to your OpenSearch Service domain, you might receive the following error message:

{
     "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: