I'm experiencing an issue with x-pack 5.0.0 alpha 3. I've set up an email action in XPack Watcher to send an email with a PDF attachment of a report as follows:
"Dashboard" is the id of my dashboard object.
I get the following error message when I check the status of the watch:
"reason": "Unable to get attachment of type [http] with id [my_report.pdf] in watch [scorecard_4] aborting watch execution"
I get a 404 error if I try to access the URL http://hostname:5601/reporting/dashboard/Dashboard?_g
I've tried specifying the time parameters to the URL and I still see the same issues.
Has anyone encountered this before? Any advice or help will be much appreciated.
After installing Xpack 5.0.0 alpha4, I updated the "url" field of the request object to "http://localhost:5601/api/reporting/generate/dashboard/New-Dashboard". This queues up the report to be executed as a background process.
Can I attach the generated report to the email as part of the Watcher email action? - Is it possible to query for the URL of the the generated PDF?
Same here. I wonder if it is possible to generate & attach report to
I noticed that the response to
reporting/generate contains an
id which is the reporting job id. The job id can then be concatenated to
http://localhost:5601/api/reporting/jobs/download/ to form a url to download the report.
iqjdo57d0726f7fb244dxvgp, the url will be
http://localhost:5601/api/reporting/jobs/download/iqjdo57d0726f7fb244dxvgp. This works fine if I open this link in any browser but when I try to attach it in the
email action as the
url for the
request it corrupts pdf...
I think that the download from
reporting/jobs/download fails during
email action because of authentication. Disabling X-Pack security fixed the issue.
I will try to modify the
request in the
email action to contain
auth (Authentication related HTTP headers. Currently, only basic authentication is supported.)
right now, there is no synchronous downloading of that PDF, you can just trigger its creation. This will come very soon though, so that watcher will be able to download the PDF directly and attach it to an email.
Thank you for your quick response. One question though (actually two) - any chance that soon is 5 GA release?
The second question - is it possible to download that PDF when Security (Shield) enabled? When Security is off, I am able to specify the report's url in the
email action in
request and everything works like a charm. When Security is on it doesn't work. I tried adding basic authentication by adding the
auth to the
request (similar to WebHook examples) but it didn't help either.
+1 @spinscale please reply if this feature will be made available.
there will be beta releases before GA, so this will take some more time. And yes, it will be possible to download PDFs with security enabled. All we need is the ability to download the PDF in sync from Kibana, which will be released with the next test version of the Elastic Stack.