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PuppetDB: Catalog input contents endpoint


Experimental Endpoint: This endpoint is designated as experimental. It may be altered or removed in a future release.


The /catalog-input-contents endpoint returns a JSON array containing all of the most recent catalog inputs for the catalogs in your infrastructure.

URL parameters

  • query: optional. A JSON array containing the query in prefix notation (["<OPERATOR>", "<FIELD>", "<VALUE>"]). See the sections below for the supported operators and fields. For general info about queries, see our guide to query structure.

If a query parameter is not provided, all catalog inputs will be returned.

Query operators

See the AST query language page.

Query fields

  • certname (string): the certname associated with the input.
  • producer_timestamp (string): a string representing the time at which the replace catalog inputs command containing the input was submitted from the master.
  • catalog_uuid (string): the unique ID of the catalog to which the input corresponds.
  • type (string): the input type (ie. "hiera").
  • name (string): the unique name of the input for the type (for a hiera key it would just be its full key, "puppetdb::globals::version".

Subquery Relationships

Here is a list of related entities that can be used to constrain the result set using implicit subqueries. For more information consult the documentation for subqueries.

  • nodes: Node for a catalog.

Response format

Successful responses will be in application/json.

The result will be a JSON array with one entry per certname. Each entry is of the form:

  "certname" : <node certname>,
  "producer_timestamp": <time of catalog transmission by master>,
  "catalog_uuid" : <unique id of related catalog>,
  "type": <catalog input type>,
  "name": <catalog input name>


This query will return the complete list of catalog inputs:

curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/pdb/query/v4/catalog-input-contents

   "certname" : "",
   "producer_timestamp": "2014-10-13T20:46:00.000Z",
   "catalog_uuid" : "53b72442-3b73-11e3-94a8-1b34ef7fdc95",
   "type" : "hiera",
   "name" : "puppetdb::globals::version"
   "certname" : "",
   "catalog_uuid" : "9a3c8da6-f48c-4567-b24e-ddae5f80a6c6",
   "producer_timestamp": "2014-11-20T02:15:20.861Z",
   "type" : "hiera",
   "name" : "puppetdb::disable_ssl"

This query will return all catalogs with producer_timestamp after 2014-11-19:

curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/pdb/query/v4/input-contents \
  --data-urlencode 'query=[">","producer_timestamp","2014-11-19"]'

   "certname" : "",
   "catalog_uuid" : "9a3c8da6-f48c-4567-b24e-ddae5f80a6c6",
   "producer_timestamp": "2014-11-20T02:15:20.861Z",
   "type" : "hiera",
   "name" : "puppetdb::disable_ssl"


The v4 catalog-input-contents endpoint supports all the usual paging URL parameters described in the documents on paging. Ordering is allowed on every queryable field.

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