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Header Links

access_time Updated Dec 6, 2022

Header links facilitate cross-referencing Signal Sciences data with your own internal systems via a hyperlink. We currently support linking either request or response headers to any system (e.g., Kibana, Splunk).

For example, an X-Request-ID request header or X-User-ID response header can be linked directly to one of your internal systems.

  1. Log in to the Signal Sciences Console

  2. Select a site if you have more than one site.

  3. From the Manage menu, select Header Links. The header links menu page appears.

  4. Click Add header link. The add header link menu page appears.

  5. In the Header name field, enter the name of the header (e.g., X-Request-ID).

  6. From the Header type menu, select whether the header is a Request Header or a Response Header.

  7. In the Link template field, enter the link to your internal system with the value replaced with the string {{value}}.

    For example, assume https://internal-system.example.com/search?X-Forwarded-For&203.0.113.1/results is the search URL for an internal system which displays all results that contained both the X-Forwarded-For header and the IP address 203.0.113.1.

    To use this URL as the header link template URL for the X-Forwarded-For header, you would replace 203.0.113.1 with {{value}} in the URL. This makes the link generic and not specific to that single IP address. The header link template URL would then be https://internal-system.example.com/search?X-Forwarded-For&{{value}}/results.

  8. In the Display name field, enter the name of the internal system. This name is used in the header links in the Signal Sciences console. For example, entering “Kibana” will title the link “View in Kibana”.

To view the link in action, click View request detail on any request on the Requests page.

Underneath either Request headers or Response headers, next to the header you specified, you will see a header link (e.g., View in Splunk). Clicking this link will take you to that internal system with results for that specific header and value.

Request headers with header links for Splunk and DataDog.