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Is there a solution to POST/JSON Body Data in any XML/REST Sensor?



Hello together,

i am currently searching for a solution to monitor a REST API from PRTG while the REST POST/PUT API requires me to add XML or JSON as Body Data allready in the PRTG request. Currently i only see custom Headers but no custom Body configurations possible in the REST Sensors.


PUT https://example.domain.com/api/v1/authorizations
Authorization: Basic QWxhZGRpbjpPcGVuU2VzYQll
X-Controller-Serial-Number: 21328307015870 *4
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
“id”: “067e6162-3b6f-4ae2-a171-2470b63dff00”,
“timeStamp”: “2017-04-20T09:40:23Z”,
“authType”: “”, *7
“locationId”: “”, *6
“identificationList”: [

The REST result will be depending on the body data (here the "id").

Any idea how to solve with PRTG. Maybe someone has allready a self writtten Custom Sensor i.e.

Regards Christian

custom request rest

Created on Mar 16, 2018 12:10:26 PM

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Hi there,

You can do this by using the Rest Custom Sensor within PRTG. There you can set the request type and postdata when you choose "Post".

Best regards.

Created on Mar 16, 2018 5:19:51 PM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



Thank you,

my fault that i was not up-to-date with my PRTG installation concerning this feature of a BETA sensor. :-)

After PRTG Update also POST data works as you describe.



Created on Mar 19, 2018 8:24:54 AM

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