HTTP destination plugin

You use HTTP to send your processed telemetry data to an HTTP endpoint, such as a web server or an API. With the HTTP destination plugin, you can seamlessly integrate Calyptia Core with various external systems that support HTTP, allowing you to send your data to remote servers or services over the internet. By using HTTP destination plugin, you can transmit your data securely and reliably, ensuring that your data reaches its intended destination in a timely and efficient manner.

Configuration parameters

The HTTP destination plugin provides these configuration parameters.


HostIP address or hostname of the target HTTP Server.
PortTCP port of the target HTTP Server.
URISpecify an optional HTTP URI for the target web server.
FormatSpecify the data format to be used in the HTTP request body, by default it uses json_lines. Other supported formats are json and json_stream.


HeadersAdd a HTTP header key/value pair. Multiple headers can be set.
CompressSet payload compression mechanism.
HTTP ProxySpecify an HTTP Proxy. The expected format of this value is http://host:port.
JSON Date FormatSpecify the format of the date, supported formats: double, iso8601 (for example, 2018-05-30T09:39:52.000681Z), java_sql_timestamp (for example, 2018-05-30 09:39:52.000681, which can be used with AWS Athena), and epoch.
JSON Date KeySpecify the name of the date field in output.
Body KeySpecify the key which contains the body.
Header TagSet a HTTP header which value is the tag of the record.
Header KeySpecify the key which contains the headers.

Security and TLS

TLSEnable or disable TLS/SSL support.
TLS Certificate ValidationTurn TLS/SSL certificate validation on or off. TLS must be on for this setting to be enabled.
TLS Debug LevelSet TLS debug verbosity level. Accepts these values: 0 (No debug), 1 (Error), 2 (State change), 3 (Informational), 4 (Verbose).
CA Certificate File PathAbsolute path to CA certificate file.
Certificate File PathAbsolute path to certificate file.
Private Key File PathAbsolute path to private key file.
Private Key File PasswordOptional password for tls.key_file file.
TLS SNI Hostname ExtensionHostname to be used for TLS SNI extension.

Advanced networking

DNS ModeSelect the primary DNS connection type (TCP or UDP).
DNS ResolverSelect the primary DNS connection type (TCP or UDP).
Prefer IPv4Prioritize IPv4 DNS results when trying to establish a connection.
KeepaliveEnable or disable Keepalive support.
Keepalive Idle TimeoutSet maximum time allowed for an idle Keepalive connection.
Max Connect TimeoutSet maximum time allowed to establish a connection, this time includes the TLS handshake.
Max Connect Timeout Log ErrorOn connection timeout, specify if it should log an error. When disabled, the timeout is logged as a debug message.
Max Keepalive RecycleSet maximum number of times a keepalive connection can be used before it is retired.
Source AddressSpecify network address to bind for data traffic.

Basic authentication

HTTP UsernameBasic Auth Username.
HTTP PasswordBasic Auth Password. Requires HTTP_User to be set.

AWS authentication

Enable AWS AuthenticationEnable AWS Sigv4 Authentication.
Enable AWS Sigv4 AuthenticationAWS destination service code, used by SigV4 authentication.
AWS RegionAWS Region of your service.
AWS STS EndpointCustom endpoint for the AWS STS API, used with the AWS_Role_ARN option.
AWS IAM Assume RoleARN of an IAM role to assume (for example, cross-account access).
AWS External IDSpecify an external ID for the STS API, can be used with the aws_role_arn parameter if your role requires an external ID.