Resolve object APIedit

Deprecated in 8.7.0.

To be removed in an upcoming version

Retrieve a single Kibana saved object by ID, using any legacy URL alias if it exists.

Under certain circumstances, when Kibana is upgraded, saved object migrations may necessitate regenerating some object IDs to enable new features. When an object’s ID is regenerated, a legacy URL alias is created for that object, preserving its old ID. In such a scenario, that object can be retrieved via the Resolve API using either its new ID or its old ID.

For the most up-to-date API details, refer to the open API specification.


GET <kibana host>:<port>/api/saved_objects/resolve/<type>/<id>

GET <kibana host>:<port>/s/<space_id>/api/saved_objects/resolve/<type>/<id>

Path parametersedit

(Optional, string) An identifier for the space. If space_id is not provided in the URL, the default space is used.
(Required, string) Valid options include visualization, dashboard, search, index-pattern, config.
(Required, string) The ID of the object to retrieve.

Response codeedit

Indicates a successful call.


Retrieve the data view object with the my-pattern ID:

$ curl -X GET api/saved_objects/resolve/index-pattern/my-pattern

The API returns the following:

  "saved_object": {
    "id": "my-pattern",
    "type": "index-pattern",
    "version": 1,
    "attributes": {
      "title": "my-pattern-*"
  "outcome": "exactMatch"

In addition to saved_object, several fields can be returned:

  • outcome (required string) — One of the following values:

    • "exactMatch" — One document exactly matched the given ID.
    • "aliasMatch" — One document with a legacy URL alias matched the given ID; in this case the field is different than the given ID.
    • "conflict" — Two documents matched the given ID, one was an exact match and another with a legacy URL alias; in this case the saved_object object is the exact match, and the field is the same as the given ID.
  • alias_target_id (optional string) — If the outcome is "aliasMatch" or "conflict", the response will also include the alias_target_id field. This means that an alias was found for another object, and it describes that other object’s ID.
  • alias_purpose (optional string) — If the outcome is "aliasMatch" or "conflict", the response will also include the alias_purpose field. This indicates why the alias was created, and it can be used to change the client behavior accordingly. One of the following values: "savedObjectConversion", "savedObjectImport"

Client-side code uses these fields to behave differently depending on the outcome — learn more.

Retrieve a dashboard object in the testspace by ID:

$ curl -X GET s/testspace/api/saved_objects/resolve/dashboard/7adfa750-4c81-11e8-b3d7-01146121b73d

The API returns the following:

  "saved_object": {
    "id": "7adfa750-4c81-11e8-b3d7-01146121b73d",
    "type": "dashboard",
    "updated_at": "2019-07-23T00:11:07.059Z",
    "version": "WzQ0LDFd",
    "attributes": {
      "title": "[Flights] Global Flight Dashboard",
      "hits": 0,
      "description": "Analyze mock flight data for ES-Air, Logstash Airways, Kibana Airlines and JetBeats",
      "panelsJSON": "[ . . . ]",
      "optionsJSON": "{\"hidePanelTitles\":false,\"useMargins\":true}",
      "version": 1,
      "timeRestore": true,
      "timeTo": "now",
      "timeFrom": "now-24h",
      "refreshInterval": {
        "display": "15 minutes",
        "pause": false,
        "section": 2,
        "value": 900000
      "kibanaSavedObjectMeta": {
        "searchSourceJSON": "{\"query\":{\"language\":\"kuery\",\"query\":\"\"},\"filter\":[],\"highlightAll\":true,\"version\":true}"
    "references": [
        "name": "panel_0",
        "type": "visualization",
        "id": "aeb212e0-4c84-11e8-b3d7-01146121b73d"
      . . .
        "name": "panel_18",
        "type": "visualization",
        "id": "ed78a660-53a0-11e8-acbd-0be0ad9d822b"
    "migrationVersion": {
      "dashboard": "7.0.0"
  "outcome": "conflict",
  "alias_target_id": "05becb88-e214-439a-a2ac-15fc783b5d01"