Twitter input pluginedit

  • Plugin version: v3.0.6
  • Released on: 2017-08-16
  • Changelog

Installationedit

For plugins not bundled by default, it is easy to install by running bin/logstash-plugin install logstash-input-twitter. See Working with plugins for more details.

Getting Helpedit

For questions about the plugin, open a topic in the Discuss forums. For bugs or feature requests, open an issue in Github. For the list of Elastic supported plugins, please consult the Elastic Support Matrix.

Descriptionedit

Ingest events from the Twitter Streaming API.

Twitter Input Configuration Optionsedit

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

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

 

consumer_keyedit

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

Your Twitter App’s consumer key

Don’t know what this is? You need to create an "application" on Twitter, see this url: https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new

consumer_secretedit

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

Your Twitter App’s consumer secret

If you don’t have one of these, you can create one by registering a new application with Twitter: https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new

followsedit

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

A comma separated list of user IDs, indicating the users to return statuses for in the Twitter stream. See https://dev.twitter.com/streaming/overview/request-parameters#follow for more details.

full_tweetedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

Record full tweet object as given to us by the Twitter Streaming API.

ignore_retweetsedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

Lets you ignore the retweets coming out of the Twitter API. Default ⇒ false

keywordsedit

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

Any keywords to track in the Twitter stream. For multiple keywords, use the syntax ["foo", "bar"]. There’s a logical OR between each keyword string listed and a logical AND between words separated by spaces per keyword string. See https://dev.twitter.com/streaming/overview/request-parameters#track for more details.

The wildcard "*" option is not supported. To ingest a sample stream of all tweets, the use_samples option is recommended.

languagesedit

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

A list of BCP 47 language identifiers corresponding to any of the languages listed on Twitter’s advanced search page will only return tweets that have been detected as being written in the specified languages.

locationsedit

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

A comma-separated list of longitude, latitude pairs specifying a set of bounding boxes to filter tweets by. See https://dev.twitter.com/streaming/overview/request-parameters#locations for more details.

oauth_tokenedit

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

Your oauth token.

To get this, login to Twitter with whatever account you want, then visit https://dev.twitter.com/apps

Click on your app (used with the consumer_key and consumer_secret settings) Then at the bottom of the page, click Create my access token which will create an oauth token and secret bound to your account and that application.

oauth_token_secretedit

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

Your oauth token secret.

To get this, login to Twitter with whatever account you want, then visit https://dev.twitter.com/apps

Click on your app (used with the consumer_key and consumer_secret settings) Then at the bottom of the page, click Create my access token which will create an oauth token and secret bound to your account and that application.

proxy_addressedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "127.0.0.1"

Location of the proxy, by default the same machine as the one running this LS instance

proxy_portedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 3128

Port where the proxy is listening, by default 3128 (squid)

rate_limit_reset_inedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 300

Duration in seconds to wait before retrying a connection when twitter responds with a 429 TooManyRequests In some cases the x-rate-limit-reset header is not set in the response and <error>.rate_limit.reset_in is nil. If this occurs then we use the integer specified here. The default is 5 minutes.

use_proxyedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

When to use a proxy to handle the connections

use_samplesedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

Returns a small random sample of all public statuses. The tweets returned by the default access level are the same, so if two different clients connect to this endpoint, they will see the same tweets. If set to true, the keywords, follows, locations, and languages options will be ignored. Default ⇒ false

Common Optionsedit

The following configuration options are supported by all input plugins:

Detailsedit

 

add_fieldedit

  • Value type is hash
  • Default value is {}

Add a field to an event

codecedit

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

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.

enable_metricedit

  • 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 twitter inputs. Adding a named ID in this case will help in monitoring Logstash when using the monitoring APIs.

input {
  twitter {
    id => "my_plugin_id"
  }
}

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.

typeedit

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

This is the base class for Logstash inputs. 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.