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Notifications API

If you want to programmatically define your notification channels and sources for versioning and reuse, you can use the Notifications REST API to define, configure, and delete notification channels and send test messages.


Table of contents

  1. List supported channel configurations
  2. List all notification configurations
  3. Create channel configuration
  4. Get channel configuration
  5. Update channel configuration
  6. Delete channel configuration
  7. Send test notification

List supported channel configurations

To retrieve a list of all supported notification configuration types, send a GET request to the features resource.

Sample Request

GET /_plugins/_notifications/features

Sample Response

{
  "allowed_config_type_list" : [
    "slack",
    "chime",
    "webhook",
    "email",
    "sns",
    "ses_account",
    "smtp_account",
    "email_group"
  ],
  "plugin_features" : {
    "tooltip_support" : "true"
  }
}

List all notification configurations

To retrieve a list of all notification configurations, send a GET request to the configs resource.

Sample Request

GET _plugins/_notifications/configs

Sample Response

{
  "start_index" : 0,
  "total_hits" : 2,
  "total_hit_relation" : "eq",
  "config_list" : [
    {
      "config_id" : "sample-id",
      "last_updated_time_ms" : 1652760532774,
      "created_time_ms" : 1652760532774,
      "config" : {
        "name" : "Sample Slack Channel",
        "description" : "This is a Slack channel",
        "config_type" : "slack",
        "is_enabled" : true,
        "slack" : {
          "url" : "https://sample-slack-webhook"
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "config_id" : "sample-id2",
      "last_updated_time_ms" : 1652760735380,
      "created_time_ms" : 1652760735380,
      "config" : {
        "name" : "Test chime channel",
        "description" : "A test chime channel",
        "config_type" : "chime",
        "is_enabled" : true,
        "chime" : {
          "url" : "https://sample-chime-webhook"
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

To filter the notification configuration types this request returns, you can refine your query with the following optional path parameters.

Parameter Description
config_id Specifies the channel identifier.
config_id_list Specifies a comma-separated list of channel IDs.
from_index The starting index to search from.
max_items The maximum amount of items to return in your request.
sort_order Specifies the direction to sort results in. Valid options are asc and desc.
sort_field Field to sort results with.
last_updated_time_ms The Unix time in milliseconds of when the channel was last updated.
created_time_ms The Unix time in milliseconds of when the channel was created.
is_enabled Indicates whether the channel is enabled.
config_type The channel type. Valid options are sns, slack, chime, webhook, smtp_account, ses_account, email_group, and email.
name The channel’s name.
description The channel’s description.
email.email_account_id The sender email addresses the channel uses.
email.email_group_id_list The email groups the channel uses.
email.recipient_list The channel’s recipient list.
email_group.recipient_list The channel’s list of email recipient groups.
smtp_account.method The email encryption method.
slack.url The Slack channel’s URL.
chime.url The Amazon Chime connection’s URL.
webhook.url The webhook’s URL.
smtp_account.host The domain of the SMTP account.
smtp_account.from_address The email account’s sender address.
smtp_account.method The SMTP account’s encryption method.
sns.topic_arn The Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) topic’s ARN.
sns.role_arn The Amazon SNS topic’s role ARN.
ses_account.region The Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) account’s AWS Region.
ses_account.role_arn The Amazon SES account’s role ARN.
ses_account.from_address The Amazon SES account’s sender email address.

Create channel configuration

To create a notification channel configuration, send a POST request to the configs resource.

Sample Request

POST /_plugins/_notifications/configs/
{
  "config_id": "sample-id",
  "name": "sample-name",
  "config": {
    "name": "Sample Slack Channel",
    "description": "This is a Slack channel",
    "config_type": "slack",
    "is_enabled": true,
    "slack": {
      "url": "https://sample-slack-webhook"
    }
  }
}

The create channel API operation accepts the following fields in its request body:

Field Data Type Description Required
config_id String The configuration’s custom ID. No
config Object Contains all relevant information, such as channel name, configuration type, and plugin source. Yes
name String Name of the channel. Yes
description String The channel’s description. No
config_type String The destination of your notification. Valid options are sns, slack, chime, webhook, smtp_account, ses_account, email_group, and email. Yes
is_enabled Boolean Indicates whether the channel is enabled for sending and receiving notifications. Default is true. No

The create channel operation accepts multiple config_types as possible notification destinations, so follow the format for your preferred config_type.

"sns": {
  "topic_arn": "<arn>",
  "role_arn": "<arn>" //optional
}
"slack": {
  "url": "https://sample-chime-webhoook"
}
"chime": {
  "url": "https://sample-amazon-chime-webhoook"
}
"webhook": {
      "url": "https://custom-webhook-test-url.com:8888/test-path?params1=value1&params2=value2"
}
"smtp_account": {
  "host": "test-host.com",
  "port": 123,
  "method": "start_tls",
  "from_address": "test@email.com"
}
"ses_account": {
  "region": "us-east-1",
  "role_arn": "arn:aws:iam::012345678912:role/NotificationsSESRole",
  "from_address": "test@email.com"
}
"email_group": { //Email recipient group
  "recipient_list": [
    {
      "recipient": "test-email1@test.com"
    },
    {
      "recipient": "test-email2@test.com"
    }
  ]
}
"email": { //The channel that sends emails
  "email_account_id": "<smtp or ses account config id>",
  "recipient_list": [
    {
      "recipient": "custom.email@test.com"
    }
  ],
  "email_group_id_list": []
}

The following example demonstrates how to create a channel using email as a config_type:

POST /_plugins/_notifications/configs/
{
  "id": "sample-email-id",
  "name": "sample-name",
  "config": {
    "name": "Sample Email Channel",
    "description": "Sample email description",
    "config_type": "email",
    "is_enabled": true,
    "email": {
      "email_account_id": "<email_account_id>",
      "recipient_list": [
        "sample@email.com"
      ]
    }
  }
}

Sample Response

{
  "config_id" : "<config_id>"
}

Get channel configuration

To get a channel configuration by config_id, send a GET request and specify the config_id as a path parameter.

Sample Request

GET _plugins/_notifications/configs/<config_id>

Sample Response

{
  "start_index" : 0,
  "total_hits" : 1,
  "total_hit_relation" : "eq",
  "config_list" : [
    {
      "config_id" : "sample-id",
      "last_updated_time_ms" : 1652760532774,
      "created_time_ms" : 1652760532774,
      "config" : {
        "name" : "Sample Slack Channel",
        "description" : "This is a Slack channel",
        "config_type" : "slack",
        "is_enabled" : true,
        "slack" : {
          "url" : "https://sample-slack-webhook"
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

Update channel configuration

To update a channel configuration, send a POST request to the configs resource and specify the channel’s config_id as a path parameter. Specify the new configuration details in the request body.

Sample Request

PUT _plugins/_notifications/configs/<config_id>
{
  "config": {
    "name": "Slack Channel",
    "description": "This is an updated channel configuration",
    "config_type": "slack",
    "is_enabled": true,
    "slack": {
      "url": "https://hooks.slack.com/sample-url"
    }
  }
}

Sample Response

{
  "config_id" : "<config_id>"
}

Delete channel configuration

To delete a channel configuration, send a DELETE request to the configs resource and specify the config_id as a path parameter.

Sample Request

DELETE /_plugins/_notifications/configs/<config_id>

Sample Response

{
  "delete_response_list" : {
  "<config_id>" : "OK"
  }
}

You can also submit a comma-separated list of channel IDs you want to delete, and OpenSearch deletes all of the specified notification channels.

Sample Request

DELETE /_plugins/_notifications/configs/?config_id_list=<config_id1>,<config_id2>,<config_id3>...

Sample Response

{
  "delete_response_list" : {
  "<config_id1>" : "OK",
  "<config_id2>" : "OK",
  "<config_id3>" : "OK"
  }
}

Send test notification

To send a test notification, send a GET request to /feature/test/ and specify the channel configuration’s config_id as a path parameter.

Sample Request

GET _plugins/_notifications/feature/test/<config_id>

Sample Response

{
  "event_source" : {
    "title" : "Test Message Title-0Jnlh4ABa4TCWn5C5H2G",
    "reference_id" : "0Jnlh4ABa4TCWn5C5H2G",
    "severity" : "info",
    "tags" : [ ]
  },
  "status_list" : [
    {
      "config_id" : "0Jnlh4ABa4TCWn5C5H2G",
      "config_type" : "slack",
      "config_name" : "sample-id",
      "email_recipient_status" : [ ],
      "delivery_status" : {
        "status_code" : "200",
        "status_text" : """<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<div>
    <h1>Example Domain</h1>
    <p>Sample paragraph.</p>
    <p><a href="sample.example.com">TO BE OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION</a></p>
</div>
</body>
</html>
"""
      }
    }
  ]
}