Find rules APIedit

Retrieve a paginated set of rules based on condition.

As rules change in Kibana, the results on each page of the response also change. Use the find API for traditional paginated results, but avoid using it to export large amounts of data.


GET <kibana host>:<port>/api/alerting/rules/_find

GET <kibana host>:<port>/s/<space_id>/api/alerting/rules/_find

Path parametersedit

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

Query Parametersedit

Rule params are stored as a flattened field type and analyzed as keywords.

(Optional, number) The number of rules to return per page.
(Optional, number) The page number.
(Optional, string) An Elasticsearch simple_query_string query that filters the rules in the response.
(Optional, string) The operator to use for the simple_query_string. The default is OR.
(Optional, array|string) The fields to perform the simple_query_string parsed query against.
(Optional, array of strings) The fields to return in the attributes key of the response.
(Optional, string) Sorts the response. Could be a rule field returned in the attributes key of the response.
(Optional, string) Sort direction, either asc or desc.
(Optional, object) Filters the rules that have a relation with the reference objects with the specific "type" and "ID".
(Optional, string) A KQL string that you filter with an attribute from your saved object. It should look like savedObjectType.attributes.title: "myTitle". However, If you used a direct attribute of a saved object, such as updatedAt, you will have to define your filter, for example, savedObjectType.updatedAt > 2018-12-22.

Response codeedit

Indicates a successful call.


Find rules with names that start with my:

$ curl -X GET api/alerting/rules/_find?search_fields=name&search=my*

The API returns the following:

  "page": 1,
  "per_page": 10,
  "total": 1,
  "data": [
      "id": "0a037d60-6b62-11eb-9e0d-85d233e3ee35",
      "notify_when": "onActionGroupChange",
      "params": {
        "aggType": "avg",
      "consumer": "alerts",
      "rule_type_id": "test.rule.type",
      "schedule": {
        "interval": "1m"
      "actions": [],
      "tags": [],
      "name": "my test rule",
      "enabled": true,
      "throttle": null,
      "api_key_owner": "elastic",
      "created_by": "elastic",
      "updated_by": "elastic",
      "mute_all": false,
      "muted_alert_ids": [],
      "updated_at": "2021-02-10T05:37:19.086Z",
      "created_at": "2021-02-10T05:37:19.086Z",
      "scheduled_task_id": "0b092d90-6b62-11eb-9e0d-85d233e3ee35",
      "execution_status": {
        "last_execution_date": "2021-02-10T17:55:14.262Z",
        "status": "ok"

For parameters that accept multiple values (e.g. fields), repeat the query parameter for each value:

$ curl -X GET api/alerting/rules/_find?fields=id&fields=name