HTTP
The http output plugin allows to flush your records into a HTTP endpoint. For now the functionality is pretty basic and it issues a POST request with the data records in MessagePack (or JSON) format.

Configuration Parameters

Key
Description
default
host
IP address or hostname of the target HTTP Server
127.0.0.1
http_User
Basic Auth Username
http_Passwd
Basic Auth Password. Requires HTTP_User to be set
AWS_Auth
Enable AWS SigV4 authentication
false
AWS_Service
Specify the AWS service code, i.e. es, xray, etc., of your service, used by SigV4 authentication. Usually can be found in the service endpoint's subdomains, protocol://service-code.region-code.amazonaws.com
AWS_Region
Specify the AWS region of your service, used by SigV4 authentication
AWS_STS_Endpoint
Specify the custom sts endpoint to be used with STS API, used with the AWS_Role_ARN option, used by SigV4 authentication
AWS_Role_ARN
AWS IAM Role to assume, used by SigV4 authentication
AWS_External_ID
External ID for the AWS IAM Role specified with aws_role_arn, used by SigV4 authentication
port
TCP port of the target HTTP Server
80
Proxy
Specify an HTTP Proxy. The expected format of this value is http://HOST:PORT. Note that HTTPS is not currently supported. It is recommended not to set this and to configure the HTTP proxy environment variables instead as they support both HTTP and HTTPS.
uri
Specify an optional HTTP URI for the target web server, e.g: /something
/
compress
Set payload compression mechanism. Option available is 'gzip'
format
Specify the data format to be used in the HTTP request body, by default it uses msgpack. Other supported formats are json, json_stream and json_lines and gelf.
msgpack
allow_duplicated_headers
Specify if duplicated headers are allowed. If a duplicated header is found, the latest key/value set is preserved.
true
log_response_payload
Specify if the response paylod should be logged or not.
true
header_tag
Specify an optional HTTP header field for the original message tag.
header
Add a HTTP header key/value pair. Multiple headers can be set.
json_date_key
Specify the name of the time key in the output record. To disable the time key just set the value to false.
date
json_date_format
Specify the format of the date. Supported formats are double, epoch, iso8601 (eg: 2018-05-30T09:39:52.000681Z) and java_sql_timestamp (eg: 2018-05-30 09:39:52.000681)
double
gelf_timestamp_key
Specify the key to use for timestamp in gelf format
gelf_host_key
Specify the key to use for the host in gelf format
gelf_short_message_key
Specify the key to use as the short message in gelf format
gelf_full_message_key
Specify the key to use for the full message in gelf format
gelf_level_key
Specify the key to use for the level in gelf format
body_key
Specify the key to use as the body of the request (must prefix with "quot;). The key must contain either a binary or raw string, and the content type can be specified using headers_key (which must be passed whenever body_key is present). When this option is present, each msgpack record will create a separate request.
headers_key
Specify the key to use as the headers of the request (must prefix with "quot;). The key must contain a map, which will have the contents merged on the request headers. This can be used for many purposes, such as specifying the content-type of the data contained in body_key.
Workers
Enables dedicated thread(s) for this output. Default value is set since version 1.8.13. For previous versions is 0.
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TLS / SSL

HTTP output plugin supports TTL/SSL, for more details about the properties available and general configuration, please refer to the TLS/SSL section.

Getting Started

In order to insert records into a HTTP server, you can run the plugin from the command line or through the configuration file:

Command Line

The http plugin, can read the parameters from the command line in two ways, through the -p argument (property) or setting them directly through the service URI. The URI format is the following:
http://host:port/something
Using the format specified, you could start Fluent Bit through:
$ fluent-bit -i cpu -t cpu -o http://192.168.2.3:80/something -m '*'

Configuration File

In your main configuration file, append the following Input & Output sections:
[INPUT]
Name cpu
Tag cpu
[OUTPUT]
Name http
Match *
Host 192.168.2.3
Port 80
URI /something
By default, the URI becomes tag of the message, the original tag is ignored. To retain the tag, multiple configuration sections have to be made based and flush to different URIs.
Another approach we also support is the sending the original message tag in a configurable header. It's up to the receiver to do what it wants with that header field: parse it and use it as the tag for example.
To configure this behaviour, add this config:
[OUTPUT]
Name http
Match *
Host 192.168.2.3
Port 80
URI /something
Format json
header_tag FLUENT-TAG
Provided you are using Fluentd as data receiver, you can combine in_http and out_rewrite_tag_filter to make use of this HTTP header.
<source>
@type http
add_http_headers true
</source>
<match something>
@type rewrite_tag_filter
<rule>
key HTTP_FLUENT_TAG
pattern /^(.*)$/
tag $1
</rule>
</match>
Notice how we override the tag, which is from URI path, with our custom header

Example : Add a header

[OUTPUT]
Name http
Match *
Host 127.0.0.1
Port 9000
Header X-Key-A Value_A
Header X-Key-B Value_B
URI /something

Example : Sumo Logic HTTP Collector

Suggested configuration for Sumo Logic using json_lines with iso8601 timestamps. The PrivateKey is specific to a configured HTTP collector.
[OUTPUT]
Name http
Match *
Host collectors.au.sumologic.com
Port 443
URI /receiver/v1/http/[PrivateKey]
Format json_lines
Json_date_key timestamp
Json_date_format iso8601
A sample Sumo Logic query for the CPU input. (Requires json_lines format with iso8601 date format for the timestamp field).
_sourcecategory="my_fluent_bit"
| json "cpu_p" as cpu
| timeslice 1m
| max(cpu) as cpu group by _timeslice
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Configuration Parameters
TLS / SSL
Getting Started
Command Line
Configuration File