HTTP Source

The Vector http source receives logs from HTTP.

Configuration

[sources.my_source_id]
type = "http" # required
address = "0.0.0.0:80" # required
encoding = "text" # optional, default
  • commonrequiredstring

    address

    The address to accept connections on. The address must include a port.

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  • optionaltable

    auth

    Options for HTTP Basic Authentication.

    • commonrequiredstring

      password

      The basic authentication password.

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    • commonrequiredstring

      username

      The basic authentication user name.

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  • enumcommonoptionalstring

    encoding

    The expected encoding of received data. Note that for json and ndjson encodings, the fields of the JSON objects are output as separate fields.

    • Default: "text"
    • Enum, must be one of: "text" "ndjson" "json"
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  • optional[string]

    headers

    A list of HTTP headers to include in the log event. These will override any values included in the JSON payload with conflicting names.

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  • optional[string]

    query_parameters

    A list of URL query parameters to include in the log event. These will override any values included in the body with conflicting names.

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  • optionaltable

    tls

    Configures the TLS options for incoming connections.

    • optionalstring

      ca_file

      Absolute path to an additional CA certificate file, in DER or PEM format (X.509), or an in-line CA certificate in PEM format.

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    • optionalstring

      crt_file

      Absolute path to a certificate file used to identify this server, in DER or PEM format (X.509) or PKCS#12, or an in-line certificate in PEM format. If this is set, and is not a PKCS#12 archive, key_file must also be set. This is required if enabled is set to true.

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    • optionalbool

      enabled

      Require TLS for incoming connections. If this is set, an identity certificate is also required.

      • Default: false
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    • optionalstring

      key_file

      Absolute path to a private key file used to identify this server, in DER or PEM format (PKCS#8), or an in-line private key in PEM format.

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    • optionalstring

      key_pass

      Pass phrase used to unlock the encrypted key file. This has no effect unless key_file is set.

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    • optionalbool

      verify_certificate

      If true, Vector will require a TLS certificate from the connecting host and terminate the connection if the certificate is not valid. If false (the default), Vector will not request a certificate from the client.

      • Default: false
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Output

This component outputs log events with the following fields:

{
"message" : "Hello world",
"timestamp" : "2020-10-10T17:07:36+00:00"
}
  • commonrequired*string

    message

    The raw line line from the incoming payload.

    • Only required when: encoding == "text"
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  • commonrequiredtimestamp

    timestamp

    The exact time the event was ingested into Vector.

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Telemetry

This component provides the following metrics that can be retrieved through the internal_metrics source. See the metrics section in the monitoring page for more info.

  • counter

    http_bad_requests_total

    The total number of HTTP 400 Bad Request errors encountered. This metric includes the following tags:

    • instance - The Vector instance identified by host and port.

    • job - The name of the job producing Vector metrics.

  • counter

    processed_events_total

    The total number of events processed by this component. This metric includes the following tags:

    • component_kind - The Vector component kind.

    • component_name - The Vector component ID.

    • component_type - The Vector component type.

    • file - The file that produced the error

    • instance - The Vector instance identified by host and port.

    • job - The name of the job producing Vector metrics.

  • counter

    processed_bytes_total

    The total number of bytes processed by the component. This metric includes the following tags:

    • component_kind - The Vector component kind.

    • component_name - The Vector component ID.

    • component_type - The Vector component type.

    • instance - The Vector instance identified by host and port.

    • job - The name of the job producing Vector metrics.

Examples

Given the following input:

Content-Type: text/plain
User-Agent: my-service/v2.1
X-Forwarded-For: my-host.local
Hello world

And the following configuration:

[sources.http]
type = "http"
address = "0.0.0.0:80"
encoding = "text"
headers = ["User-Agent"]

The following Vector log event will be output:

[
{
"log": {
"host": "my-host.local",
"message": "Hello world",
"timestamp": "2020-10-10T17:07:36.452332Z",
"User-Agent": "my-service/v2.1"
}
}
]

How It Works

Context

By default, the http source will augment events with helpful context keys as shown in the "Output" section.

Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Vector uses Openssl for TLS protocols. You can adjust TLS behavior via the tls.* options.