Handlers API

NOTE: Requests to the handlers API require you to authenticate with a Sensu access token or API key. The code examples in this document use the environment variable $SENSU_API_KEY to represent a valid API key in API requests.

Get all handlers

The /handlers API endpoint provides HTTP GET access to handler data.

Example

The following example demonstrates a request to the /handlers API endpoint, resulting in a JSON array that contains handler definitions.

curl -X GET \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers \
-H "Authorization: Key $SENSU_API_KEY"

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
[
  {
    "metadata": {
      "name": "influx-db",
      "namespace": "default",
      "created_by": "admin"
    },
    "type": "pipe",
    "command": "sensu-influxdb-handler -d sensu",
    "timeout": 0,
    "handlers": null,
    "filters": null,
    "env_vars": [
      "INFLUXDB_ADDR=http://influxdb.default.svc.cluster.local:8086",
      "INFLUXDB_USER=sensu",
      "INFLUXDB_PASSWORD=password"
    ],
    "runtime_assets": ["sensu/sensu-influxdb-handler"]
  },
  {
    "metadata": {
      "name": "slack",
      "namespace": "default",
      "created_by": "admin"
    },
    "type": "pipe",
    "command": "sensu-slack-handler --channel '#monitoring'",
    "timeout": 0,
    "handlers": null,
    "filters": [
      "is_incident",
      "not_silenced"
    ],
    "env_vars": [
      "SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL=https://hooks.slack.com/services/T00000000/B00000000/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
    ],
    "runtime_assets": ["sensu/sensu-influxdb-handler"]
  }
]

API Specification

/handlers (GET)
description Returns the list of handlers.
example url http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers
pagination This endpoint supports pagination using the limit and continue query parameters.
response filtering This endpoint supports API response filtering.
response type Array
response codes
  • Success: 200 (OK)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)
output
[
  {
    "metadata": {
      "name": "influx-db",
      "namespace": "default",
      "created_by": "admin"
    },
    "type": "pipe",
    "command": "sensu-influxdb-handler -d sensu",
    "timeout": 0,
    "handlers": null,
    "filters": null,
    "env_vars": [
      "INFLUXDB_ADDR=http://influxdb.default.svc.cluster.local:8086",
      "INFLUXDB_USER=sensu",
      "INFLUXDB_PASSWORD=password"
    ],
    "runtime_assets": ["sensu/sensu-influxdb-handler"]
  },
  {
    "metadata": {
      "name": "slack",
      "namespace": "default"
    },
    "type": "pipe",
    "command": "sensu-slack-handler --channel '#monitoring'",
    "timeout": 0,
    "handlers": null,
    "filters": [
      "is_incident",
      "not_silenced"
    ],
    "env_vars": [
      "SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL=https://hooks.slack.com/services/T00000000/B00000000/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
    ],
    "runtime_assets": ["sensu/sensu-slack-handler"]
  }
]

Create a new handler

The /handlers API endpoint provides HTTP POST access to create a handler.

Example

In the following example, an HTTP POST request is submitted to the /handlers API endpoint to create the event handler influx-db. The request returns a successful HTTP 201 Created response.

curl -X POST \
-H "Authorization: Key $SENSU_API_KEY" \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "influx-db",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "sensu-influxdb-handler -d sensu",
  "env_vars": [
    "INFLUXDB_ADDR=http://influxdb.default.svc.cluster.local:8086",
    "INFLUXDB_USER=sensu",
    "INFLUXDB_PASSWORD=password"
  ],
  "filters": [],
  "handlers": [],
  "runtime_assets": [],
  "timeout": 0,
  "type": "pipe"
}' \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers

HTTP/1.1 201 Created

API Specification

/handlers (POST)
description Creates a Sensu handler.
example URL http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers
payload
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "influx-db",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "sensu-influxdb-handler -d sensu",
  "env_vars": [
    "INFLUXDB_ADDR=http://influxdb.default.svc.cluster.local:8086",
    "INFLUXDB_USER=sensu",
    "INFLUXDB_PASSWORD=password"
  ],
  "filters": [],
  "handlers": [],
  "runtime_assets": [],
  "timeout": 0,
  "type": "pipe"
}
response codes
  • Success: 201 (Created)
  • Malformed: 400 (Bad Request)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)

Get a specific handler

The /handlers/:handler API endpoint provides HTTP GET access to handler data for specific :handler definitions, by handler name.

Example

In the following example, querying the /handlers/:handler API endpoint returns a JSON map that contains the requested :handler definition (in this example, for the :handler named slack).

curl -X GET \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/slack \
-H "Authorization: Key $SENSU_API_KEY"

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "slack",
    "namespace": "default",
    "created_by": "admin",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "sensu-slack-handler --channel '#monitoring'",
  "env_vars": [
    "SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL=https://hooks.slack.com/services/T00000000/B00000000/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
  ],
  "filters": [
    "is_incident",
    "not_silenced"
  ],
  "handlers": [],
  "runtime_assets": [],
  "timeout": 0,
  "type": "pipe"
}

API Specification

/handlers/:handler (GET)
description Returns a handler.
example url http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/slack
response type Map
response codes
  • Success: 200 (OK)
  • Missing: 404 (Not Found)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)
output
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "slack",
    "namespace": "default",
    "created_by": "admin",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "sensu-slack-handler --channel '#monitoring'",
  "env_vars": [
    "SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL=https://hooks.slack.com/services/T00000000/B00000000/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
  ],
  "filters": [
    "is_incident",
    "not_silenced"
  ],
  "handlers": [],
  "runtime_assets": [],
  "timeout": 0,
  "type": "pipe"
}

Create or update a handler

The /handlers/:handler API endpoint provides HTTP GET access to create or update a specific :handler definition, by handler name.

Example

In the following example, an HTTP PUT request is submitted to the /handlers/:handler API endpoint to create the handler influx-dbdevelopment_filter. The request returns a successful HTTP 201 Created response.

curl -X PUT \
-H "Authorization: Key $SENSU_API_KEY" \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "influx-db",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "sensu-influxdb-handler -d sensu",
  "env_vars": [
    "INFLUXDB_ADDR=http://influxdb.default.svc.cluster.local:8086",
    "INFLUXDB_USER=sensu",
    "INFLUXDB_PASSWORD=password"
  ],
  "filters": [],
  "handlers": [],
  "runtime_assets": ["sensu/sensu-influxdb-handler"],
  "timeout": 0,
  "type": "pipe"
}' \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/influx-db

HTTP/1.1 201 Created

API Specification

/handlers/:handler (PUT)
description Creates or updates the specified Sensu handler.
example URL http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/influx-db
payload
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "influx-db",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "sensu-influxdb-handler -d sensu",
  "env_vars": [
    "INFLUXDB_ADDR=http://influxdb.default.svc.cluster.local:8086",
    "INFLUXDB_USER=sensu",
    "INFLUXDB_PASSWORD=password"
  ],
  "filters": [],
  "handlers": [],
  "runtime_assets": [],
  "timeout": 0,
  "type": "pipe"
}
response codes
  • Success: 201 (Created)
  • Malformed: 400 (Bad Request)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)

Update a handler with PATCH

The /handlers/:handler API endpoint provides HTTP PATCH access to update :handler definitions, specified by handler name.

NOTE: You cannot change a resource’s name or namespace with a PATCH request. Use a PUT request instead.

Also, you cannot add elements to an array with a PATCH request — you must replace the entire array.

Example

In the following example, an HTTP PATCH request is submitted to the /handlers/:handler API endpoint to update the filters array for the influx-db handler, resulting in an HTTP 200 OK response and the updated handler definition.

We support JSON merge patches, so you must set the Content-Type header to application/merge-patch+json for PATCH requests.

curl -X PATCH \
-H "Authorization: Key $SENSU_API_KEY" \
-H 'Content-Type: application/merge-patch+json' \
-d '{
  "filters": [
    "us-west",
    "is_incident"
  ]
}' \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/influx-db

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

API Specification

/handlers/:handler (PATCH)
description Updates the specified Sensu handler.
example URL http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/influx-db
payload
{
  "filters": [
    "us-west",
    "is_incident"
  ]
}
response codes
  • Success: 200 (OK)
  • Malformed: 400 (Bad Request)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)

Delete a handler

The /handlers/:handler API endpoint provides HTTP DELETE access to delete a handler from Sensu (specified by the handler name).

Example

The following example shows a request to the /handlers/:handler API endpoint to delete the handler slack, resulting in a successful HTTP 204 No Content response.

curl -X DELETE \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/slack \
-H "Authorization: Key $SENSU_API_KEY"

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

API Specification

/handlers/:handler (DELETE)
description Removes the specified handler from Sensu.
example url http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/handlers/slack
response codes
  • Success: 204 (No Content)
  • Missing: 404 (Not Found)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)