Detail - Request Format

Endpoint request information for 'detail'

This REST API returns detailed information about a particular host or service check.

URL: /rest/detail

  • Host: /rest/detail?hostname=X
  • Service: /rest/detail?hostname=X&servicename=Y


  • includehandleddetails=1 - if set, will return ack_author and ack_comment when a host or a service is acknowledged.
  • include_recheckable=1 - if set then the response will include recheckable=0 or 1 based on whether it is possible to recheck this host or service
  • include_handled_details=1 - will add ack_time with the time of the acknowledgement, if the host or service is acknowledged (also supports includehandleddetails=1 for historical reasons)
  • include_downtime=1 - will add the following to the response, if the host/service is in downtime (based on the downtime that will finish the latest):
downtime_end_time: 2234567890, // seconds since the epoch
downtime_author: "admin",      // username of author of downtime
downtime_comment: "Eng visit", // comment on downtime

NOTE: From version 6.0, the last_notification and next_notification details have been removed from the returned output as they are not relevant anymore


  • GET - returns data about the object. Requires VIEWSOME or VIEWALL
  • POST - set actions for the object. Requires ACTIONSOME or ACTIONALL
  • PUT/DELETE - unimplemented