Create rule APIedit

Create Kibana rules.

This API supports Token-based authentication only.


POST <kibana host>:<port>/api/alerting/rule/<id>

POST <kibana host>:<port>/s/<space_id>/api/alerting/rule/<id>

Path parametersedit

(Optional, string) An identifier for the space. If space_id is not provided in the URL, the default space is used.

As part of the Sharing Saved Objects effort, IDs for rules in a custom space will be regenerated in 8.0.0. Rules created prior to 8.0.0 using this API that specify both the id and space_id path parameters will be re-assigned a randomly generated ID upon upgrading to 8.0.0.

(Optional, string) Specifies a UUID v1 or v4 to use instead of a randomly generated ID.

Request bodyedit

(Required, string) A name to reference and search.
(Optional, string array) A list of keywords to reference and search.
(Required, string) The ID of the rule type that you want to call when the rule is scheduled to run.

(Required, object) The schedule specifying when this rule should be run, using one of the available schedule formats specified under

Schedule Formats.

A schedule is structured such that the key specifies the format you wish to use and its value specifies the schedule.

We currently support the Interval format which specifies the interval in seconds, minutes, hours or days at which the rule should execute. Example: { interval: "10s" }, { interval: "5m" }, { interval: "1h" }, { interval: "1d" }.

There are plans to support multiple other schedule formats in the near future.

(Optional, string) How often this rule should fire the same actions. This will prevent the rule from sending out the same notification over and over. For example, if a rule with a schedule of 1 minute stays in a triggered state for 90 minutes, setting a throttle of 10m or 1h will prevent it from sending 90 notifications during this period.
(Required, string) The condition for throttling the notification: onActionGroupChange, onActiveAlert, or onThrottleInterval.
(Optional, boolean) Indicates if you want to run the rule on an interval basis after it is created.
(Required, string) The name of the application that owns the rule. This name has to match the Kibana Feature name, as that dictates the required RBAC privileges.
(Required, object) The parameters to pass to the rule type executor params value. This will also validate against the rule type params validator, if defined.

(Optional, object array) An array of the following action objects.

Properties of the action objects:
(Required, string) Grouping actions is recommended for escalations for different types of alerts. If you don’t need this, set this value to default.
(Required, string) The ID of the connector saved object to execute.
(Required, object) The map to the params that the connector type will receive. ` params` are handled as Mustache templates and passed a default set of context.

Response codeedit

Indicates a successful call.


$ curl -X POST api/alerting/rule  -H 'kbn-xsrf: true' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '
         "group":"threshold met",
            "message":"alert '{{alertName}}' is active for group '{{}}':\n\n- Value: {{context.value}}\n- Conditions Met: {{context.conditions}} over {{params.timeWindowSize}}{{params.timeWindowUnit}}\n- Timestamp: {{}}"
   "name":"my alert"

The API returns the following:

  "id": "41893910-6bca-11eb-9e0d-85d233e3ee35",
  "notify_when": "onActionGroupChange",
  "params": {
    "aggType": "avg",
    "termSize": 6,
    "thresholdComparator": ">",
    "timeWindowSize": 5,
    "timeWindowUnit": "m",
    "groupBy": "top",
    "threshold": [
    "index": [
    "timeField": "@timestamp",
    "aggField": "sheet.version",
    "termField": "name.keyword"
  "consumer": "alerts",
  "rule_type_id": ".index-threshold",
  "schedule": {
    "interval": "1m"
  "actions": [
      "connector_type_id": ".server-log",
      "group": "threshold met",
      "params": {
        "level": "info",
        "message": "alert {{alertName}} is active for group {{}}:\n\n- Value: {{context.value}}\n- Conditions Met: {{context.conditions}} over {{params.timeWindowSize}}{{params.timeWindowUnit}}\n- Timestamp: {{}}"
      "id": "dceeb5d0-6b41-11eb-802b-85b0c1bc8ba2"
  "tags": [
  "name": "my alert",
  "enabled": true,
  "throttle": null,
  "api_key_owner": "elastic",
  "created_by": "elastic",
  "updated_by": "elastic",
  "mute_all": false,
  "muted_alert_ids": [],
  "updated_at": "2021-02-10T18:03:19.961Z",
  "created_at": "2021-02-10T18:03:19.961Z",
  "scheduled_task_id": "425b0800-6bca-11eb-9e0d-85d233e3ee35",
  "execution_status": {
    "last_execution_date": "2021-02-10T18:03:19.966Z",
    "status": "pending"