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A service-endpoint for validating pings against mozilla-pipeline-schemas.


See bug 1452166 for motivating background.


Start the docker container to start the local service at localhost:8000. The following command will fetch the latest image from dockerhub.

docker run -p 8000 -it mozilla/edge-validator:latest

Simply POST to the endpoint to check if a document is valid. The testing namespace has an example schema for validation.

$ OK_DATA="$(echo '{"payload": {"foo": true, "bar": 1, "baz": "hello world"}}')"
$ curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "${OK_DATA}" localhost:8000/submit/testing/test/1
> OK

The endpoint will return 200 OK on a successful POST. The response will be 400 BAD if the posted documented does not pass validation. If the URI is malformed, the validator may return with a 404 NOT FOUND. The status will also include the exception that caused the error.

$ BAD_DATA="$(echo '{"payload": {"foo": null, "bar": "3", "baz": 55}}')"
$ curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "${BAD_DATA}" localhost:8000/submit/testing/test/1
> BAD: ('type', '#/properties/payload/properties/foo', '#/payload/foo')

In this example, should be a boolean and payload.baz should be a string. Currently, only the first validation exception will be propagated to the user.

The exposed port can be changed through the PORT environment variable. It is possible to mount a set of local json-schemas by mounting a folder structure mirroring mozilla-services/mozilla-pipeline-schemas to the container's /app/resources/schemas directory.

$ cd mozilla-pipeline-schemas
$ docker run -p 8000 -v "$(pwd)"/schemas:/app/resources/schemas -it edge-validator

User Guide


Generic Ingestion

The generic ingestion specification provides enough context to map the ping to a schema.

The namespace distinguishes different data collection systems from each other. Telemetry is the largest consumer of the ingestion system to date. The document type differentiates messages in the ingestion pipeline. For example, the schemas of the main and crash pings share little overlap. The document version allows for versioning between documents. Finally, the document id is used to check for duplicates. This is validated in the running pipeline, but not supported here.

POST /submit/<namespace>/<doctype>/<docversion/[<docid>]

The schemas are mounted under the application directory /app/resources/schemas with the following convention:


The following tree shows a subset of the resource directory.

└── schemas
    ├── telemetry
    │   ├── anonymous
    │   │   └── anonymous.4.schema.json
    │   ├── core
    │   │   ├── core.1.schema.json
    │   │   ├── core.2.schema.json
    │   │   ├── core.3.schema.json
    │   │   ├── core.4.schema.json
    │   │   ├── core.5.schema.json
    │   │   ├── core.6.schema.json
    │   │   ├── core.7.schema.json
    │   │   ├── core.8.schema.json
    │   │   └── core.9.schema.json
    │   ├── crash
    │   │   └── crash.4.schema.json
    │   ├── main
    │   │   └── main.4.schema.json
    │   └─── ...
    │   │   ├── ...
    │   │   ├── ...
    │   │   └── ...
    └── testing
        └── test
            └── test.1.schema.json

Telemetry Ingestion

The edge-validator implements the Edge Server POST request specification for Firefox Telemetry. The validator will reroute the request as a generic ingestion request.

POST /submit/<namespace>/<docid>/<appName>/<appVersion>/<appUpdateChannel>/<appBuildId>


Building from source

# clone and set the working directory
$ git clone --recursive
$ cd edge-validator

# if the `--recursive` option was omitted, then update and initialize the submodule
$ git submodule update --init

# make sure that the system pip is up to date
$ pip install --user --upgrade pip

# install pipenv for managing the application environment
$ pip install --user pipenv

# bootstrap for test/report/serve
$ make sync

The docker environment is suitable for running a local service or for running any of the testing suites.

$ make shell

# Alternatively
$ docker run -p 8000 -it edge-validator:latest pipenv shell

If you don't require permanent changes to the engine itself, you may pull down a prebuilt docker image through DockerHub using the mozilla/edge-validator:latest image.


serving via docker host (recommended)

$ docker --version          # ensure that docker is installed
$ make build                # build the container
$ make serve                # start the service on localhost:8000

serving via local host

The docker host automates the following bootstrap process. pipenv should be installed on the host system.

$ pipenv shell              # enter the application environment
$ pipenv sync               # update the environment
$ flask run --port 8000     # run the application

Running Tests

Unit tests do not require any dependencies and can be run out of the box. The sync command will copy the test resources into the application resource folder.

$ make sync
$ make test

You may also run the tests in docker in the same way as CI. A junit.xml file is generated in a test-reports folder. The image must be rebuilt to include modified test files.

IMAGE=edge-validator:latest ./ test

Running Integration Tests

An integration report gives a performance report based on sampled data.

Ensure that the AWS cli is correctly configured.

$ aws s3 ls s3://telemetry-test-bucket/

Then run the report.

# Run using the local app context
$ make report

# Run using the docker host
$ EXTERNAL=1 PORT=8000 make report

The report can also be run in Docker when given the correct permissions.

$ docker run \
    -it edge-validator:latest \
    make report

You may also be interested in a machine consumable integration report.

$ pipenv run ./ report --report-path test-reports/integration.json
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