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Event Source for HTTP Polling

This event source launches periodic HTTP requests against an external system endpoint, turning received requests into CloudEvents to be consumed by other TriggerMesh components.


  • An external system that exposes an HTTP endpoint.
  • When using HTTP basic authentication, a secret containing the password.

Deploying an Instance of the HTTP Poller Source

Open the Bridge creation screen and add a source of type HTTP Poller.

In the Source creation form add the following information:

  • Name: all TriggerMesh components need a unique name per namespace.
  • Broker: request converted into CloudEvents will be sent to this location.
  • EventType: string that identifies the purpose for all CloudEvent messages produced from this source.
  • EventSource: (optional) string that identifies the origin for all CloudEvent messages produced from this source.
  • Enpoint: URL location for the remote service to be polled.
  • Method: HTTP method.
  • Interval: interval between requests formatted as Go duration.
  • CA Certificate: (optional) CA certificate configured for TLS connection as plain text.
  • Skip Verify: (optional) when set to true skips remote server TLS certificate verification.
  • Basic Auth Username: (optional) HTTP basic authentication username.
  • Basic Auth Password (optional) points to a secret that contains the HTTP basic authentication password.
  • Headers (optional) is a set of key/value pairs that will be set within the HTTP request.

Interval is formatted after Go's duration parsing. Most typically this value will contain a number followed by one of "ns", "us" or "µs", "ms", "s", "m", "h". Valid examples are 15000ms or 15s for 15 seconds, 60m or 1h for one hour.

When using CA Certificate it should be copied into the text area in plain text.

After clicking the Save button, you will be taken back to the Bridge editor. Proceed to adding the remaining components to the Bridge, then submit it.

Events Types

The HTTP Poller Source creates a CloudEvent for each request received. CloudEvents header values are filled according to these rules:

  • event-type is set to the source's provided value.
  • event-source is set to the source's provided value.
  • id is set to a generated UID.
  • date is timestamped when generating the CloudEvent at TriggerMesh.

Request response body is used to fill the CloudEvent data.