Email connector and actionedit

The email connector uses the SMTP protocol to send mail messages, using an integration of Nodemailer. Email message text is sent as both plain text and html text.

For emails to have a footer with a link back to Kibana, set the server.publicBaseUrl configuration setting.

Connector configurationedit

Email connectors have the following configuration properties.

Name
The name of the connector. The name is used to identify a connector in the management UI connector listing, or in the connector list when configuring an action.
Sender
The from address for all emails sent with this connector. This can be specified in user@host-name format or as "human name <user@host-name>" format. See the Nodemailer address documentation for more information.
Host
Host name of the service provider. If you are using the xpack.actions.allowedHosts setting, make sure this hostname is added to the allowed hosts.
Port
The port to connect to on the service provider.
Secure
If true, the connection will use TLS when connecting to the service provider. Refer to the Nodemailer TLS documentation for more information. If not true, the connection will initially connect over TCP, then attempt to switch to TLS via the SMTP STARTTLS command.
Require authentication
If true, a username and password for login type authentication must be provided.
Username
Username for login type authentication.
Password
Password for login type authentication.

Connector networking configurationedit

Use the Action configuration settings to customize connector networking configurations, such as proxies, certificates, or TLS settings. You can set configurations that apply to all your connectors or use xpack.actions.customHostSettings to set per-host configurations.

Preconfigured connector typeedit

 my-email:
   name: preconfigured-email-connector-type
   actionTypeId: .email
   config:
     from: testsender@test.com
     host: validhostname
     port: 8080
     secure: false
   secrets:
     user: testuser
     password: passwordkeystorevalue

Config defines information for the connector type.

service
The name of a well-known email service provider. If service is provided, host, port, and secure properties are ignored. For more information on the gmail service value, see the Nodemailer Gmail documentation.
from
An email address that corresponds to Sender.
host
A string that corresponds to Host.
port
A number that corresponds to Port.
secure
A boolean that corresponds to Secure.
hasAuth
A boolean that corresponds to Requires authentication. If true, this connector will require values for user and password inside the secrets configuration. Defaults to true.

Secrets defines sensitive information for the connector type.

user
A string that corresponds to Username. Required if hasAuth is set to true.
password
A string that corresponds to Password. Should be stored in the Kibana keystore. Required if hasAuth is set to true.

Define connector in Stack Managementedit

Define email connector properties.

Email connector

Test email action parameters.

Email params test

Action configurationedit

Email actions have the following configuration properties.

To, CC, BCC
Each item is a list of addresses. Addresses can be specified in user@host-name format, or in name <user@host-name> format. One of To, CC, or BCC must contain an entry.
Subject
The subject line of the email.
Message
The message text of the email. Markdown format is supported.

Configuring email accounts for well-known servicesedit

The email connector can send email using many popular SMTP email services.

For more information about configuring the email connector to work with different email systems, refer to:

For other email servers, you can check the list of well-known services that Nodemailer supports in the JSON file well-known/services.json. The properties of the objects in those files — host, port, and secure — correspond to the same email connector configuration properties. A missing secure property in the "well-known/services.json" file is considered false. Typically, port: 465 uses secure: true, and port: 25 and port: 587 use secure: false.

Sending email from Elastic Cloudedit

These instructions require you to whitelist the email addresses that notifications get sent first.

Use the following connector settings to send email from Elastic Cloud:

Sender
noreply@watcheralert.found.io
Host
dockerhost
Port
10025
Secure
Toggle off
Authentication
Toggle off

Sending email from Gmailedit

Use the following email connector configuration to send email from the Gmail SMTP service:

  config:
    host: smtp.gmail.com
    port: 465
    secure: true
  secrets:
    user: <username>
    password: <password>

If you get an authentication error that indicates that you need to continue the sign-in process from a web browser when the action attempts to send email, you need to configure Gmail to allow less secure apps to access your account.

If two-step verification is enabled for your account, you must generate and use a unique App Password to send email from Kibana. See Sign in using App Passwords for more information.

Sending email from Outlook.comedit

Use the following email connector configuration to send email from the Outlook.com SMTP service:

config:
    host: smtp.office365.com
    port: 587
    secure: false
secrets:
    user: <email.address>
    password: <password>

When sending emails, you must provide a from address, either as the default in your connector configuration or as part of the email action in the rule.

You must use a unique App Password if two-step verification is enabled. See App passwords and two-step verification for more information.

Sending email from Amazon SES (Simple Email Service)edit

Use the following email connector configuration to send email from the Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) SMTP service:

config:
    host: email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com 
    port: 465
    secure: true
secrets:
    user: <username>
    password: <password>

config.host varies depending on the region

You must use your Amazon SES SMTP credentials to send email through Amazon SES. For more information, see Obtaining Your Amazon SES SMTP Credentials. You might also need to verify your email address or your whole domain at AWS.

Sending email from Microsoft Exchangeedit

Use the following email connector configuration to send email from Microsoft Exchange:

config:
    host: <your exchange server>
    port: 465
    secure: true
    from: <email address of service account> 
secrets:
    user: <email address of service account> 
    password: <password>

Some organizations configure Exchange to validate that the from field is a valid local email account.

Many organizations support use of your email address as your username. Check with your system administrator if you receive authentication-related failures.