Aidbox produces structured logs on every significant event to the internal stream which you may direct to different ways:

Aidbox logs can be used in audit. Please, see our article on auditing for more info.

Logs exporting with OTEL spec

Aidbox supports the OpenTelemetry protocol and exports logs in Protobuf format to any consumer that supports this specification.

pageHow to export logs to the OTEL collector

Logs API

You can get current logs through REST API by GET /_logs - response will be Chunked Transfer Encoding stream of new line separated JSON objects:

GET /_logs

# resp
{"d":3,"sql":"\nselect true from _box where id = 'self'\nand resource @>\njsonb_build_object(\n  'participant',\n  jsonb_build_array(json_build_object('user', json_build_object('id', ?::text )))\n) ","db_prm":["github-32066"],"ts":"2019-04-18T13:35:43Z","w":"w3","ev":"db/q","tn":"edgeniquola","ctx":"d0625fcf-f1a7-4b78-bbdf-b4ec87b6fb57"}
{"d":8,"sql":"SELECT \"patient\".* FROM \"patient\" LIMIT ? OFFSET ?","db_prm":["100","0"],"ts":"2019-04-18T13:35:43Z","w":"w3","ev":"db/q","tn":"edgeniquola","ctx":"d0625fcf-f1a7-4b78-bbdf-b4ec87b6fb57"}

Please, pay attention, that you will not see the response for GET /_logs request in the Aidbox REST console. Use the terminal, or the browser console instead.

Logs in browser

You can open [aidbox-base]/_logs?format=pretty in your browser, and Aidbox will produce logs in pretty format, similar to AIDBOX_STDOUT_PRETTY format for stdout. Appeared in v2210.

Configure logging

Stdout log

Aidbox sends logs into stdout if one of these env variables defined: AIDBOX_STDOUT_JSON, AIDBOX_STDOUT_PRETTY.

Both environment variables enable logging to stdout but the difference is log format.

Example of the log output when AIDBOX_STDOUT_JSON enabled

{"sql":"SELECT 1","d":2,"ts":"2022-10-26T10:59:59.825Z","w":"main","ev":"db/q"}

Example of the log output when AIDBOX_STDOUT_PRETTY enabled

11:01:12 main [1ms] SELECT 1

Log to file

If you prefer to write logs into the file system, in the .env file specify AIDBOX_LOGS environment variable with a relative path to the desired location.


Another option is to store logs in:

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