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Add a Collector


With LogicMonitor’s REST API you can programmatically add Collectors to your account. Once you add a Collector resource to your account, you’ll need to download the Collector installer and run the resulting executable (Windows) or binary (Linux).

As with all of our API calls, authentication is required.

Request Information


URI: /setting/collectors

Request parameters: You can POST the following properties for each Collector.

Property Description Required? Type
description The Collector’s description No String
backupAgentId The Id of the failover Collector configured for this Collector No Integer
enableFailBack Whether or not automatic failback is enabled for the Collector No Boolean
resendIval The interval, in minutes, after which alert notifications for the Collector will be resent No Integer
suppressAlertClear Whether alert clear notifications are suppressed for the Collector No Boolean
escalatingChainId The Id of the escalation chain associated with this Collector No Integer
collectorGroupId The Id of the group the Collector is in No Integer
enableFailOverOnCollectorDevice Whether or not the device the Collector is installed on is enabled for fail over No Boolean
needAutoCreateCollectorDevice Whether or not the device the Collector is installed on should be automatically added into monitoring No Boolean


The following Python script adds a Collector.

#!/bin/env python

import requests
import json
import hashlib
import base64
import time
import hmac

#Account Info
AccessId ='48v2wRzfK94y53sq5EuF'
AccessKey ='H_D9i(f5~B^U36^K6i42=^nS~e75gy382Bf6{)P+'
Company = 'api'

#Request Info
httpVerb ='POST'
resourcePath = '/setting/collectors'
queryParams = ''
data = '{"description":"prodCollector1","escalatingChainId":20,"collectorGroupId":4,"backupAgentId":85}'

#Construct URL 
url = 'https://'+ Company +'' + resourcePath +queryParams

#Get current time in milliseconds
epoch = str(int(time.time() * 1000))

#Concatenate Request details
requestVars = httpVerb + epoch + data + resourcePath

# Construct signature
hmac1 =,msg=requestVars.encode(),digestmod=hashlib.sha256).hexdigest()

# Construct headers
auth = 'LMv1 ' + AccessId + ':' + signature.decode() + ':' + epoch
headers = {'Content-Type':'application/json','Authorization':auth}

#Make request
response =, data=data, headers=headers)

# Print status and body of response
print('Response Status:',response.status_code)
print('Response Body:',response.content)
Python 3

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