sqsedit

Pull events from an Amazon Web Services Simple Queue Service (SQS) queue.

SQS is a simple, scalable queue system that is part of the Amazon Web Services suite of tools.

Although SQS is similar to other queuing systems like AMQP, it uses a custom API and requires that you have an AWS account. See http://aws.amazon.com/sqs/ for more details on how SQS works, what the pricing schedule looks like and how to setup a queue.

To use this plugin, you must:

  • Have an AWS account
  • Setup an SQS queue
  • Create an identify that has access to consume messages from the queue.

The "consumer" identity must have the following permissions on the queue:

  • sqs:ChangeMessageVisibility
  • sqs:ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch
  • sqs:DeleteMessage
  • sqs:DeleteMessageBatch
  • sqs:GetQueueAttributes
  • sqs:GetQueueUrl
  • sqs:ListQueues
  • sqs:ReceiveMessage

Typically, you should setup an IAM policy, create a user and apply the IAM policy to the user. A sample policy is as follows:

    {
      "Statement": [
        {
          "Action": [
            "sqs:ChangeMessageVisibility",
            "sqs:ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch",
            "sqs:GetQueueAttributes",
            "sqs:GetQueueUrl",
            "sqs:ListQueues",
            "sqs:SendMessage",
            "sqs:SendMessageBatch"
          ],
          "Effect": "Allow",
          "Resource": [
            "arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:123456789012:Logstash"
          ]
        }
      ]
    }

See http://aws.amazon.com/iam/ for more details on setting up AWS identities.

 

Synopsisedit

This plugin supports the following configuration options:

Required configuration options:

sqs {
    queue => ...
}

Available configuration options:

SettingInput typeRequiredDefault value

access_key_id

string

No

 

add_field

hash

No

{}

aws_credentials_file

string

No

 

codec

codec

No

"json"

id_field

string

No

 

md5_field

string

No

 

polling_frequency

number

No

20

proxy_uri

string

No

 

queue

string

Yes

 

region

string, one of ["us-east-1", "us-west-1", "us-west-2", "eu-central-1", "eu-west-1", "ap-southeast-1", "ap-southeast-2", "ap-northeast-1", "sa-east-1", "us-gov-west-1", "cn-north-1"]

No

"us-east-1"

secret_access_key

string

No

 

sent_timestamp_field

string

No

 

session_token

string

No

 

tags

array

No

 

threads

number

No

1

type

string

No

 

Detailsedit

 

access_key_idedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

add_fieldedit

  • Value type is hash
  • Default value is {}

Add a field to an event

aws_credentials_fileedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

codecedit

  • Value type is codec
  • Default value is "json"

The codec used for input data. Input codecs are a convenient method for decoding your data before it enters the input, without needing a separate filter in your Logstash pipeline.

id_fieldedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Name of the event field in which to store the SQS message ID

md5_fieldedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Name of the event field in which to store the SQS message MD5 checksum

polling_frequencyedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 20

Polling frequency, default is 20 seconds

proxy_uriedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

queueedit

  • This is a required setting.
  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Name of the SQS Queue name to pull messages from. Note that this is just the name of the queue, not the URL or ARN.

regionedit

  • Value can be any of: us-east-1, us-west-1, us-west-2, eu-central-1, eu-west-1, ap-southeast-1, ap-southeast-2, ap-northeast-1, sa-east-1, us-gov-west-1, cn-north-1
  • Default value is "us-east-1"

secret_access_keyedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

sent_timestamp_fieldedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Name of the event field in which to store the SQS message Sent Timestamp

session_tokenedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

tagsedit

  • Value type is array
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Add any number of arbitrary tags to your event.

This can help with processing later.

threadsedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 1

typeedit

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Add a type field to all events handled by this input.

Types are used mainly for filter activation.

The type is stored as part of the event itself, so you can also use the type to search for it in Kibana.

If you try to set a type on an event that already has one (for example when you send an event from a shipper to an indexer) then a new input will not override the existing type. A type set at the shipper stays with that event for its life even when sent to another Logstash server.