Provides notification by invoking HTTP call to certain endpoint. HTTP notification uses POST method when invoking the call.

notify_http(url=None, body=None, params=None, headers=None, timeout=5, oauth2=False, include_alert=True)

Send HTTP notification to specified endpoint.

  • url (str) – HTTP endpoint URL. If not passed, then default URL will be used in worker configuration.
  • body (dict) – Request body.
  • params (dict) – Request URL params.
  • headers (dict) – HTTP headers.
  • timeout (int) – Request timeout. Default is 5 seconds.
  • oauth2 (bool) – Add OAUTH2 authentication headers. Default is False.
  • include_alert (bool) – Include alert data in request body. Default is True.


notify_http('https://some-notification-service/alert', body={'zmon': True}, headers={'X-TOKEN': 1234})


If include_alert is True, then request body will include alert data. This is usually useful, since it provides valuable info like is_alert and changed which can indicate whether the alert has started or ended.

    "body": null,
    "alert": {
        "is_alert": true,
        "changed": true,
        "duration": 2.33,
        "captures": {},
        "entity": {"type": "GLOBAL", "id": "GLOBAL"},
        "worker": "plocal.zmon",
        "value": {"td": 0.00037, "worker": "plocal.zmon", "ts": 1472032348.665247, "value": 51.67797677979191},
        "alert_def": {
            "name": "Random Example Alert", "parameters": null, "check_id": 4, "entities_map": [], "responsible_team": "ZMON", "period": "", "priority": 1,
            "notifications": ["notify_http()"], "team": "ZMON", "id": 3, "condition": ">40"