An HTTP client processor which can interact with a configurable HTTP Endpoint. The destination URL and HTTP Method are configurable. FlowFile attributes are converted to HTTP headers and the FlowFile contents are included as the body of the request (if the HTTP Method is PUT, POST or PATCH).


http, https, rest, client


In the list below, the names of required properties appear in bold. Any other properties (not in bold) are considered optional. The table also indicates any default values, whether a property supports the NiFi Expression Language, and whether a property is considered "sensitive", meaning that its value will be encrypted. Before entering a value in a sensitive property, ensure that the file has an entry for the property nifi.sensitive.props.key.

NameDefault ValueAllowable ValuesDescription
HTTP MethodGETHTTP request method (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE, HEAD, OPTIONS). Arbitrary methods are also supported. Methods other than POST, PUT and PATCH will be sent without a message body.
Supports Expression Language: true
Remote URLRemote URL which will be connected to, including scheme, host, port, path.
Supports Expression Language: true
SSL Context ServiceController Service API:
Implementations: StandardSSLContextService
The SSL Context Service used to provide client certificate information for TLS/SSL (https) connections.
Connection Timeout5 secsMax wait time for connection to remote service.
Read Timeout15 secsMax wait time for response from remote service.
Include Date HeaderTrue
  • True
  • False
Include an RFC-2616 Date header in the request.
Follow RedirectsTrue
  • True
  • False
Follow HTTP redirects issued by remote server.
Attributes to SendRegular expression that defines which attributes to send as HTTP headers in the request. If not defined, no attributes are sent as headers. Also any dynamic properties set will be sent as headers. The dynamic property key will be the header key and the dynamic property value will be interpreted as expression language will be the header value.
Basic Authentication UsernameThe username to be used by the client to authenticate against the Remote URL. Cannot include control characters (0-31), ':', or DEL (127).
Basic Authentication PasswordThe password to be used by the client to authenticate against the Remote URL.
Sensitive Property: true
Proxy HostThe fully qualified hostname or IP address of the proxy server
Supports Expression Language: true
Proxy PortThe port of the proxy server
Supports Expression Language: true
Proxy UsernameUsername to set when authenticating against proxy
Supports Expression Language: true
Proxy PasswordPassword to set when authenticating against proxy
Sensitive Property: true
Supports Expression Language: true
Put Response Body In AttributeIf set, the response body received back will be put into an attribute of the original FlowFile instead of a separate FlowFile. The attribute key to put to is determined by evaluating value of this property.
Supports Expression Language: true
Max Length To Put In Attribute256If routing the response body to an attribute of the original (by setting the "Put response body in attribute" property or by receiving an error status code), the number of characters put to the attribute value will be at most this amount. This is important because attributes are held in memory and large attributes will quickly cause out of memory issues. If the output goes longer than this value, it will be truncated to fit. Consider making this smaller if able.
Use Digest Authenticationfalse
  • true
  • false
Whether to communicate with the website using Digest Authentication. 'Basic Authentication Username' and 'Basic Authentication Password' are used for authentication.
Always Output Responsefalse
  • true
  • false
Will force a response FlowFile to be generated and routed to the 'Response' relationship regardless of what the server status code received is or if the processor is configured to put the server response body in the request attribute. In the later configuration a request FlowFile with the response body in the attribute and a typical response FlowFile will be emitted to their respective relationships.
Trusted HostnameBypass the normal truststore hostname verifier to allow the specified remote hostname as trusted. Enabling this property has MITM security implications, use wisely. Will still accept other connections based on the normal truststore hostname verifier. Only valid with SSL (HTTPS) connections.
Add Response Headers to Requestfalse
  • true
  • false
Enabling this property saves all the response headers to the original request. This may be when the response headers are needed but a response is not generated due to the status code received.
Content-Type${mime.type}The Content-Type to specify for when content is being transmitted through a PUT, POST or PATCH. In the case of an empty value after evaluating an expression language expression, Content-Type defaults to application/octet-stream
Supports Expression Language: true
Send Message Bodytrue
  • true
  • false
If true, sends the HTTP message body on POST/PUT/PATCH requests (default). If false, suppresses the message body and content-type header for these requests.
Use Chunked Encodingfalse
  • true
  • false
When POST'ing, PUT'ing or PATCH'ing content set this property to true in order to not pass the 'Content-length' header and instead send 'Transfer-Encoding' with a value of 'chunked'. This will enable the data transfer mechanism which was introduced in HTTP 1.1 to pass data of unknown lengths in chunks.
Penalize on "No Retry"false
  • true
  • false
Enabling this property will penalize FlowFiles that are routed to the "No Retry" relationship.

Dynamic Properties:

Dynamic Properties allow the user to specify both the name and value of a property.

Header NameAttribute Expression LanguageSend request header with a key matching the Dynamic Property Key and a value created by evaluating the Attribute Expression Language set in the value of the Dynamic Property.
Supports Expression Language: true


OriginalThe original FlowFile will be routed upon success (2xx status codes). It will have new attributes detailing the success of the request.
FailureThe original FlowFile will be routed on any type of connection failure, timeout or general exception. It will have new attributes detailing the request.
RetryThe original FlowFile will be routed on any status code that can be retried (5xx status codes). It will have new attributes detailing the request.
No RetryThe original FlowFile will be routed on any status code that should NOT be retried (1xx, 3xx, 4xx status codes). It will have new attributes detailing the request.
ResponseA Response FlowFile will be routed upon success (2xx status codes). If the 'Output Response Regardless' property is true then the response will be sent to this relationship regardless of the status code received.

Reads Attributes:

None specified.

Writes Attributes:

invokehttp.status.codeThe status code that is returned
invokehttp.status.messageThe status message that is returned
invokehttp.response.bodyIn the instance where the status code received is not a success (2xx) then the response body will be put to the 'invokehttp.response.body' attribute of the request FlowFile.
invokehttp.request.urlThe request URL
invokehttp.tx.idThe transaction ID that is returned after reading the response
invokehttp.remote.dnThe DN of the remote server Java exception class raised when the processor fails Java exception message raised when the processor fails
user-definedIf the 'Put Response Body In Attribute' property is set then whatever it is set to will become the attribute key and the value would be the body of the HTTP response.

State management:

This component does not store state.


This component is not restricted.

Input requirement:

This component allows an incoming relationship.