Action and connector typesedit

Actions are Kibana services or integrations with third-party systems that run as background tasks on the Kibana server when alert conditions are met. Kibana provides the following types of actions:

Email

Send email from your server.

Index

Index data into Elasticsearch.

PagerDuty

Send an event in PagerDuty.

ServerLog

Add a message to a Kibana log.

ServiceNow

Create an incident in ServiceNow.

Slack

Send a message to a Slack channel or user.

Webhook

Send a request to a web service.

Some action types are paid commercial features, while others are free. For a comparison of the Elastic subscription levels, see the subscription page.

Preconfigured actions and connectorsedit

For out-of-the-box and standardized connectors, you can preconfigure the connector before Kibana starts.

If you preconfigure a connector, you can also preconfigure its action type.