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Extending Aidbox Logs

There few ways you may extend Aidbox logs:
  • X-Correlation-Id to add correlation id.
  • X-Audit-Req-Body to log request body,
  • X-Audit to add custom attributes to logs,
  • POST /$loggy to add your own log into Aidbox stream.

X-Correlation-Id

You may send X-Correlation-Id header and Aidbox will propagate it to w/req & w/resp log events.
# without X-Correlation-Id
GET /Patient
# in logs
{"ev": "w/req", "w_url": "/Patient", "w_m": "get", ...}
{"ev": "w/resp", "w_url": "/Patient", "w_m": "get", "w_st": 200, ...}
# with X-Correlation-Id
POST /Patient
X-Correlation-Id: some-uuid
# in logs
{"ev": "w/req", "w_url": "/Patient", "w_m": "get", "w_corr_id": "my-corr-id", ...}
{"ev": "w/resp", "w_url": "/Patient", "w_m": "get", "w_st": 200, "w_corr_id": "my-corr-id", ...}

X-Audit-Req-Body

By default aidbox doesn't log request body, because in most cases it's redudant. It may contain sensitve information (like passwords) or it may be pretty big and clog the log.
In case you want Aidbox to log request body (e.g. FHIR Search over POST) you can provide X-Audit-Req-Body: true header in the request.
# without X-Audit-Req-Body
POST /Patient/_search
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
name=John
# in logs
{"ev": "w/req", "w_url": "/Patient/_search", "w_m": "post", ...}
{"ev": "w/resp", "w_url": "/Patient/_search", "w_m": "post", "w_st": 200, ...}
# with X-Audit-Req-Body
POST /Patient/_search
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
X-Audit-Req-Body: true
name=John
# in logs
{"ev": "w/req", "w_url": "/Patient/_search", "w_m": "post", "w_b": "{\"name\":\"John\"}", ...}
{"ev": "w/resp", "w_url": "/Patient/_search", "w_m": "post", "w_st": 200, ...}

X-Audit Header

If you want to add custom data to logs, you can use X-Audit header in the format base64(json) — all properties from this json will be merged with w/req and w/resp events.
POST /Operation
X-Audit: eyJyb2xlIjogIm51cnNlIn0=
# base64({"role": "nurse"})
...body
# in logs
{ev: 'w/req', role: 'nurse', ...}
{ev: 'w/resp', role: 'nurse', ...}

$loggy Endpoint

Aidbox provides POST /$loggy endpoint that accepts logs with the defined structure from your application. These logs are ingested into the elastic log. You can find examples below.

$loggy Input Params

Param name
Required
Type
Description
type
Yes
string
It is a special keyword for your logs like "ui", "ui-error", "backend-crush"
message
Yes
JSON
It contains information that you want to log. It should be noted that we record your log data only from the message property
v
No
string
It means your app version.
fx
No
string
fx or event on your side from which you want to log data or error.

Example

POST /$loggy
type: ui
v: "2020.02"
fx: "fetchUsers"
message:
error:
message: "Access Denied."
# will produce log
w_uid: admin
ctx: request-uid
message:
error: {message: Access denied.}
w_app_v: '2020.02'
w_cid: box-ui
w_app_fx: fetchUsers
w_m: post
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