Websocket output pluginedit

  • Plugin version: 3.0.2
  • Released on: 2017-06-27
  • Changelog

Getting Helpedit

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This output runs a websocket server and publishes any messages to all connected websocket clients.

You can connect to it with ws://<host\>:<port\>/

If no clients are connected, any messages received are ignored.

Websocket Output Configuration Optionsedit

This plugin supports the following configuration options plus the Common Options described later.

SettingInput typeRequired







Also see Common Options for a list of options supported by all output plugins.



  • Value type is string
  • Default value is ""

The address to serve websocket data from


  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 3232

The port to serve websocket data from

Common Optionsedit

The following configuration options are supported by all output plugins:


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

The codec used for output data. Output codecs are a convenient method for encoding your data before it leaves the output, without needing a separate filter in your Logstash pipeline.


  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is true

Disable or enable metric logging for this specific plugin instance by default we record all the metrics we can, but you can disable metrics collection for a specific plugin.

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

Add a unique ID to the plugin configuration. If no ID is specified, Logstash will generate one. It is strongly recommended to set this ID in your configuration. This is particularly useful when you have two or more plugins of the same type, for example, if you have 2 grok filters. Adding a named ID in this case will help in monitoring Logstash when using the monitoring APIs.

output {
 stdout {
   id => "my_plugin_id"


  • Value type is string
  • Default value is 1