Link Search Menu Expand Document Documentation Menu

Alerts and findings APIs

The following APIs can be used for tasks related to alerts and findings.

Get Alerts

Provides an option for retrieving alerts related to a specific detector type or detector ID.

Parameters

You can specify the following parameters when requesting an alert.

Parameter Description
detectorId The ID of the detector used to fetch alerts. Optional when the detectorType is specified. Otherwise required.
detectorType The type of detector used to fetch alerts. Optional when the detectorId is specified. Otherwise required.
severityLevel Used to filter by alert severity level. Optional.
alertState Used to filter by alert state. Possible values: ACTIVE, ACKNOWLEDGED, COMPLETED, ERROR, DELETED. Optional.
sortString This field specifies which string Security Analytics uses to sort the alerts. Optional.
sortOrder The order used to sort the list of findings, either ascending or descending. Optional.
missing A list of fields for which there are no found alias mappings. Optional.
size An optional limit for the maximum number of results returned in the response. Optional.
startIndex The pagination indicator. Optional.
searchString The alert attribute you want returned in the search. Optional.

Sample request

GET /_plugins/_security_analytics/alerts?detectorType=windows

Sample response

{
    "alerts": [{
        "detector_id": "detector_12345",
        "id": "alert_id_1",
        "version": -3,
        "schema_version": 0,
        "trigger_id": "trigger_id_1",
        "trigger_name": "my_trigger",
        "finding_ids": ["finding_id_1"],
        "related_doc_ids": ["docId1"],
        "state": "ACTIVE",
        "error_message": null,
        "alert_history": [],
        "severity": null,
        "action_execution_results": [{
            "action_id": "action_id_1",
            "last_execution_time": 1665693544996,
            "throttled_count": 0
        }],
        "start_time": "2022-10-13T20:39:04.995023Z",
        "last_notification_time": "2022-10-13T20:39:04.995028Z",
        "end_time": "2022-10-13T20:39:04.995027Z",
        "acknowledged_time": "2022-10-13T20:39:04.995028Z"
    }],
    "total_alerts": 1,
    "detectorType": "windows"
}

Response fields

Alerts persist until you resolve the root cause and have the following states:

State Description
ACTIVE The alert is ongoing and unacknowledged. Alerts remain in this state until you acknowledge them, delete the trigger associated with the alert, or delete the monitor entirely.
ACKNOWLEDGED Someone has acknowledged the alert but not fixed the root cause.
COMPLETED The alert is no longer ongoing. Alerts enter this state after the corresponding trigger evaluates to false.
ERROR An error occurred while executing the trigger. This error is usually the result of a bad trigger or destination.
DELETED Someone deleted the detector or trigger associated with this alert while the alert was ongoing.

Acknowledge Alerts

Sample request

POST /_plugins/_security_analytics/<detector_id>/_acknowledge/alerts

{"alerts":["4dc7f5a9-2c82-4786-81ca-433a209d5205"]}

Sample response

{
  "acknowledged": [
    {
      "detector_id": "8YT5fYQBZ8IUM4axics6",
      "id": "4dc7f5a9-2c82-4786-81ca-433a209d5205",
      "version": 1,
      "schema_version": 4,
      "trigger_id": "1TP5fYQBMkkIGY6Pg-q8",
      "trigger_name": "test-trigger",
      "finding_ids": [
        "2e167f4b-8063-40ef-80f8-2afd9bf095b8"
      ],
      "related_doc_ids": [
        "1|windows"
      ],
      "state": "ACTIVE",
      "error_message": null,
      "alert_history": [],
      "severity": "1",
      "action_execution_results": [
        {
          "action_id": "BopdoIJKXd",
          "last_execution_time": 1668560817925,
          "throttled_count": 0
        }
      ],
      "start_time": "2022-11-16T01:06:57.748Z",
      "last_notification_time": "2022-11-16T01:06:57.748Z",
      "end_time": null,
      "acknowledged_time": null
    }
  ],
  "failed": [],
  "missing": []
}

Get Findings

The Get findings API based on detector attributes.

Sample request

GET /_plugins/_security_analytics/findings/_search?*detectorType*=
{
    "total_findings":2,
    "findings":[
       {
            "detectorId":"12345",
            "id":"2b9663f4-ae77-4df8-b84f-688a0195723b",
            "related_doc_ids":[
                "5"
            ],
            "index":"sbwhrzgdlg",
            "queries":[
                {
                    "id":"f1bff160-587b-4500-b60c-ab22c7abc652",
                    "name":"3",
                    "query":"test_field:\"us-west-2\"",
                    "tags":[
                        
                    ]
                }
            ],
            "timestamp":1664401088804,
            "document_list":[
                {
                    "index":"sbwhrzgdlg",
                    "id":"5",
                    "found":true,
                    "document":"{\n            \"message\" : \"This is an error from IAD region\",\n            \"test_strict_date_time\" : \"2022-09-28T21:38:02.888Z\",\n            \"test_field\" : \"us-west-2\"\n        }"
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            "detectorId":"12345",
            "id":"f43a2701-0ef5-4931-8254-bdf510f73952",
            "related_doc_ids":[
                "1"
            ],
            "index":"sbwhrzgdlg",
            "queries":[
                {
                    "id":"f1bff160-587b-4500-b60c-ab22c7abc652",
                    "name":"3",
                    "query":"test_field:\"us-west-2\"",
                    "tags":[
                        
                    ]
                }
            ],
            "timestamp":1664401088746,
            "document_list":[
                {
                    "index":"sbwhrzgdlg",
                    "id":"1",
                    "found":true,
                    "document":"{\n            \"message\" : \"This is an error from IAD region\",\n            \"test_strict_date_time\" : \"2022-09-28T21:38:02.888Z\",\n            \"test_field\" : \"us-west-2\"\n        }"
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}