Hooks API

NOTE: Requests to the hooks 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 hooks

The /hooks API endpoint provides HTTP GET access to hook data.

Example

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

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

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
[
  {
    "metadata": {
      "name": "nginx-log",
      "namespace": "default",
      "created_by": "admin"
    },
    "command": "tail -n 100 /var/log/nginx/error.log",
    "timeout": 10,
    "stdin": false,
    "runtime_assets": null
  },
  {
    "metadata": {
      "name": "process-tree",
      "namespace": "default",
      "created_by": "admin"
    },
    "command": "ps -eo user,pid,cmd:50,%cpu --sort=-%cpu | head -n 6",
    "timeout": 10,
    "stdin": false,
    "runtime_assets": null
  }
]

API Specification

/hooks (GET)
description Returns the list of hooks.
example url http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/hooks
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": "nginx-log",
      "namespace": "default",
      "created_by": "admin"
    },
    "command": "tail -n 100 /var/log/nginx/error.log",
    "timeout": 10,
    "stdin": false,
    "runtime_assets": null
  },
  {
    "metadata": {
      "name": "process-tree",
      "namespace": "default",
      "created_by": "admin"
    },
    "command": "ps -eo user,pid,cmd:50,%cpu --sort=-%cpu | head -n 6",
    "timeout": 10,
    "stdin": false,
    "runtime_assets": null
  }
]

Create a new hook

The /hooks API endpoint provides HTTP POST access to create a hook.

Example

In the following example, an HTTP POST request is submitted to the /hooks API endpoint to create the hook process-tree. 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": "process-tree",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "ps -eo user,pid,cmd:50,%cpu --sort=-%cpu | head -n 6",
  "timeout": 10,
  "stdin": false
}' \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/hooks

HTTP/1.1 201 Created

API Specification

/hooks (POST)
description Creates a Sensu hook.
example URL http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/hooks
payload
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "process-tree",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "ps aux",
  "timeout": 10,
  "stdin": false
}
response codes
  • Success: 201 (Created)
  • Malformed: 400 (Bad Request)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)

Get a specific hook

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

Example

In the following example, querying the /hooks/:hook API endpoint returns a JSON map that contains the requested :hook definition (in this example, for the :hook named process-tree).

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

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "process-tree",
    "namespace": "default",
    "created_by": "admin",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "ps aux",
  "timeout": 10,
  "stdin": false
}

API Specification

/hooks/:hook (GET)
description Returns the specified hook.
example url http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/hooks/process-tree
response type Map
response codes
  • Success: 200 (OK)
  • Missing: 404 (Not Found)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)
output
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "process-tree",
    "namespace": "default",
    "created_by": "admin",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "ps aux",
  "timeout": 10,
  "stdin": false
}

Create or update a hook

The /hooks/:hook API endpoint provides HTTP PUT access to create or update specific :hook definitions, by hook name.

Example

In the following example, an HTTP PUT request is submitted to the /hooks/:hook API endpoint to create the hook nginx-log. 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": "nginx-log",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "tail -n 100 /var/log/nginx/error.log",
  "timeout": 10,
  "stdin": false
  }' \
http://127.0.0.1:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/hooks/nginx-log

HTTP/1.1 201 Created

API Specification

/hooks/:hook (PUT)
description Creates or updates the specified Sensu hook.
example URL http://hostname:8080/api/core/v2/namespaces/default/hooks/nginx-log
payload
{
  "metadata": {
    "name": "nginx-log",
    "namespace": "default",
    "labels": null,
    "annotations": null
  },
  "command": "tail -n 100 /var/log/nginx/error.log",
  "timeout": 10,
  "stdin": false
  }
response codes
  • Success: 201 (Created)
  • Malformed: 400 (Bad Request)
  • Error: 500 (Internal Server Error)

Delete a hook

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

Example

The following example shows a request to the /hooks/:hook API endpoint to delete the hook process-tree, resulting in a successful HTTP 204 No Content response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

API Specification

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