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:


Send email from your server.


Index data into Elasticsearch.


Send an event in PagerDuty.


Add a message to a Kibana log.


Push or update data to a new incident in ServiceNow.


Send a message to a Slack channel or user.


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.