Continuous failure for report generation

Hi Team,
I am getting continuous failure with report generation and slack alerting in kibana 6.4. I am trying to generate a dashboard report and send it as a watcher alert(daily,weekly and monthly) alerts. But i am getting continuous failure while trying to do so. Mostly the issue is with GET/POST method and error codes being 401,402 respectively.

My watcher alert:

  "trigger": {
    "schedule": {
      "interval": "24h"
  "input": {
    "none": {}
  "condition": {
    "always": {}
  "actions": {
    "send_email": {
      "email": {
        "profile": "standard",
        "attachments": {
          "IASDE_weekly_dashboard.pdf": {
            "http": {
              "request": {
                "scheme": "http",
                "host": "rxxxxxxxxx",
                "port": 5601,
                "method": "get",
                "path": "api/reporting/jobs/download/jpv9n8j219qy69db66c562cx?_g=(time:(from:now-1d%2Fd,mode:quick,to:now))",
                "params": {},
                "headers": {},
                "auth": {
                  "basic": {
                    "username": "elastic",
                    "password": "::es_redirected::"
              "content_type": "application/pdf"
        "priority": "high",
        "to": [
        "subject": "Daily Dashboard for IASDE project"

Hi @Nithani25,

You'll need to enable verbose logging in Kibana and gather logs when this happens otherwise it's hard to tell what's going on. Also your kibana.yml will be needed (without sensitive info of course).


I will get you the copy of kibana.yml in short time, but this is what i get when i try to copy paste the generate url link in web browser.


* statusCode: 405,

* error: "Method Not Allowed",

* message: "GET is not allowed",


I finally reached a point where i get only Error[404] during the watcher simulation, any quick thoughts on what's wrong from here will be helpful..

Here is the copy of my kibana.yml...

# Kibana is served by a back end server. This setting specifies the port to use.
server.port: 5601

# Specifies the address to which the Kibana server will bind. IP addresses and host names are both valid values.
# The default is 'localhost', which usually means remote machines will not be able to connect.
# To allow connections from remote users, set this parameter to a non-loopback address. "RXXXXXXXXX"

# Enables you to specify a path to mount Kibana at if you are running behind a proxy.
# Use the `server.rewriteBasePath` setting to tell Kibana if it should remove the basePath
# from requests it receives, and to prevent a deprecation warning at startup.
# This setting cannot end in a slash.
#server.basePath: ""

# Specifies whether Kibana should rewrite requests that are prefixed with
# `server.basePath` or require that they are rewritten by your reverse proxy.
# This setting was effectively always `false` before Kibana 6.3 and will
# default to `true` starting in Kibana 7.0.
#server.rewriteBasePath: false

# The maximum payload size in bytes for incoming server requests.
#server.maxPayloadBytes: 1048576

# The Kibana server's name.  This is used for display purposes. "RXXXXXXXXXXX"

# The URL of the Elasticsearch instance to use for all your queries.
elasticsearch.url: "http://RXXXXXXXXXX:9200"

# When this setting's value is true Kibana uses the hostname specified in the
# setting. When the value of this setting is false, Kibana uses the hostname of the host
# that connects to this Kibana instance.
#elasticsearch.preserveHost: true

# Kibana uses an index in Elasticsearch to store saved searches, visualizations and
# dashboards. Kibana creates a new index if the index doesn't already exist.
#kibana.index: ".kibana"

# The default application to load.
#kibana.defaultAppId: "home"

# If your Elasticsearch is protected with basic authentication, these settings provide
# the username and password that the Kibana server uses to perform maintenance on the Kibana
# index at startup. Your Kibana users still need to authenticate with Elasticsearch, which
# is proxied through the Kibana server.
elasticsearch.username: "elastic"
elasticsearch.password: "XXXXXXXXXXXXX"

# Enables SSL and paths to the PEM-format SSL certificate and SSL key files, respectively.
# These settings enable SSL for outgoing requests from the Kibana server to the browser.
#server.ssl.enabled: false
#server.ssl.certificate: /path/to/your/server.crt
#server.ssl.key: /path/to/your/server.key

# Optional settings that provide the paths to the PEM-format SSL certificate and key files.
# These files validate that your Elasticsearch backend uses the same key files.
#elasticsearch.ssl.certificate: /path/to/your/client.crt
#elasticsearch.ssl.key: /path/to/your/client.key

# Optional setting that enables you to specify a path to the PEM file for the certificate
# authority for your Elasticsearch instance.
#elasticsearch.ssl.certificateAuthorities: [ "/path/to/your/CA.pem" ]

# To disregard the validity of SSL certificates, change this setting's value to 'none'.
#elasticsearch.ssl.verificationMode: full

# Time in milliseconds to wait for Elasticsearch to respond to pings. Defaults to the value of
# the elasticsearch.requestTimeout setting.
#elasticsearch.pingTimeout: 1500

# Time in milliseconds to wait for responses from the back end or Elasticsearch. This value
# must be a positive integer.
#elasticsearch.requestTimeout: 30000

# List of Kibana client-side headers to send to Elasticsearch. To send *no* client-side
# headers, set this value to [] (an empty list).
#elasticsearch.requestHeadersWhitelist: [ authorization ]

# Header names and values that are sent to Elasticsearch. Any custom headers cannot be overwritten
# by client-side headers, regardless of the elasticsearch.requestHeadersWhitelist configuration.
#elasticsearch.customHeaders: {}

# Time in milliseconds for Elasticsearch to wait for responses from shards. Set to 0 to disable.
#elasticsearch.shardTimeout: 30000

# Time in milliseconds to wait for Elasticsearch at Kibana startup before retrying.
#elasticsearch.startupTimeout: 5000

# Logs queries sent to Elasticsearch. Requires logging.verbose set to true.
#elasticsearch.logQueries: false

# Specifies the path where Kibana creates the process ID file.
#pid.file: /var/run/

# Enables you specify a file where Kibana stores log output.
#logging.dest: stdout

# Set the value of this setting to true to suppress all logging output.
#logging.silent: false

# Set the value of this setting to true to suppress all logging output other than error messages.
#logging.quiet: false

# Set the value of this setting to true to log all events, including system usage information
# and all requests.
#logging.verbose: false

# Set the interval in milliseconds to sample system and process performance
# metrics. Minimum is 100ms. Defaults to 5000.
#ops.interval: 5000

# The default locale. This locale can be used in certain circumstances to substitute any missing
# translations.
#i18n.defaultLocale: "en"
#xpack security enabled configuration true
xpack.monitoring.kibana.collection.enabled: true

Hi @Nithani25,

We still need debug/verbose logs to understand what's going on. Also don't forget to set and xpack.reporting.encryptionKey to fixed values so that you can decrypt report after Kibana restart.


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