Puppet HTTP API: Report

Included in Puppet Enterprise 2016.1.


This document describes the Puppet master’s report endpoint and the schema for Report Format 4 in technical term. Also see the documentation.

The report endpoint allows clients to send reports to the master via http or https. Once received by the master they are processed by the report processors configured to be triggered when a report is received. As an example, storing reports in PuppetDB is handled by one such report processor.


The http(s) endpoint for sending reports to the master is:

PUT /puppet/v3/report/:nodename?environment=:environment

Supported HTTP Methods


Supported Format(s)





The content of a report is typically generated by the Puppet Runtime and consists of a pson-serialization of Puppet::Transaction::Report object which in turn contains a structure of objects with of the following runtime types:

  • Puppet::Util::Log
  • Puppet::Util::Metric
  • Puppet::Resource::Status
  • Puppet::Transaction::Event

This pson-serialization is compliant with the endpoint’s report jsonschema.


Here is an example of a PUT request. (Note that the content-length is not correct as the example is formatted for readability)

PUT /puppet/v3/report/kermit.com?environment=production HTTP/1.0
ContentType: text/pson
Content-Length: 1428

    "message"=>"log message",
      [["total", "Total", 1],
       ["skipped", "Skipped", 0],
       ["failed", "Failed", 0],
       ["failed_to_restart", "Failed to restart", 0],
       ["restarted", "Restarted", 0],
       ["changed", "Changed", 1],
       ["out_of_sync", "Out of sync", 0],
       ["scheduled", "Scheduled", 0]]},
     "values"=>[["timing", "Timing", 4], ["total", "Total", 4]]},
    {"name"=>"changes", "label"=>"Changes", "values"=>[["total", "Total", 0]]},
      [["total", "Total", 0],
       ["failure", "Failure", 0],
       ["success", "Success", 0]]}},
  {"Notify[a resource]"=>
    {"title"=>"a resource",
     "resource"=>"Notify[a resource]",
     "containment_path"=>["Notify[a resource]"],
  "cached_catalog_status"=> "not_used"}


The sent report objects must conform to the report schema.

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