pino-express

Pino express middleware logger

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pino-express
Customable Pino express logging middleware
Each request get it's own log id. This helps searching between async logs. See output sections
Supports selecting own fields as log output, see Options step

Install

npm i pino-express

Usage

pino-express adds three props to each express's req obj
  1. req.log.[level], the pino logger. Levels: (trace,debug,info,warn,error,fatal,silent)
  2. req.id, unique id for each request
  3. req.duration(), used to calculate how long a req has been running.

Use with pino

const app = require('express')()
const pino = require('pino')()
const pinoExpress = require('pino-express')

app.use(pinoExpress(pino));

app.get('/foo/bar', function (req, res) {
  req.log.info('I have something to log!')
  const dummyError = {error:{message: 'foo bar'}};
  req.log.error(dummyError, 'This is not okay!')
  req.log.info(`How long did this take? ${req.duration()}`)
  res.send('hello world')
})

app.listen(8000)

Output

{"level":30,"time":1540xxxxxxxxx,"msg":"Started request -> GET /?foo=bar","pid":88912,"hostname":"brMBP.local","id":1,"req":{"body":{},"headers":{"host":"localhost:8000","connection":"keep-alive","cache-control":"max-age=0","upgrade-insecure-requests":"1","user-agent":"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36","accept":"text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3","accept-encoding":"gzip, deflate, br","accept-language":"nb-NO,nb;q=0.9,en-US;q=0.8,en;q=0.7,no;q=0.6,nn;q=0.5","if-none-match":"W/\"2d-NymZwe35GMWB2BEsXNShQkpRC2k\""},"method":"GET","params":{},"protocol":"http","query":{"foo":"bar"},"url":"/?foo=bar"},"v":1}
{"level":30,"time":1540xxxxxxxxx,"msg":"I have something to log!","pid":94327,"hostname":"brMBP.local","id":1,"v":1}
{"level":50,"time":1540xxxxxxxxx,"msg":"This is not okay!","pid":94327,"hostname":"brMBP.local","id":1,"error":{"message":"foo bar"},"v":1}
{"level":30,"time":1540xxxxxxxxx,"msg":"How long did this take? 2ms","pid":94327,"hostname":"brMBP.local","id":1,"v":1}
{"level":30,"time":1540xxxxxxxxx,"msg":"Finished request -> GET /?foo=bar, in 10ms!","pid":88912,"hostname":"brMBP.local","id":1,"res":{"_headers":{"x-powered-by":"Express","access-control-allow-origin":"*","etag":"W/\"2d-NymZwe35GMWB2BEsXNShQkpRC2k\""},"shouldKeepAlive":true,"statusCode":304,"statusMessage":"Not Modified"},"responseTime":"10ms","v":1}
For prettified output, see the Optional step

Options

You can set up your own log output.
The default log output is build based on these defaultOptions.
//  These are the default log objects
const defaultOptions = {
    //  Usage: Runs before request has entered it's route
    startLog:{
        //  Accepts array of strings
        req: ['req.body','req.headers','req.method','req.params','req.protocol','req.query','req.url'],
        //  Accepts string
        user: 'req.user',
        /*  Accepts object with string
        user: {
          user_id: 'req.user.sub'
        }
        */
        /*  Accepts object array of strings
        user: {
          foo: ['req.user.bar','req.user.bar1', 'req.user.bar2']
        }
        */
        
    },
    //  Usage: req.log.info('log msg') or req.log.[level]('log msg')..
    middlewareLog: {
        req: ['req.body','req.headers','req.method','req.params','req.protocol','req.query','req.url'],
        user: 'req.user',
    },
    //  Usage: Runs on response errored
    errorLog: {
        err: 'err',
        req: ['req.body','req.headers','req.method','req.params','req.protocol','req.query','req.url'],
        res: ['res._headers','res.shouldKeepAlive','res.statusCode','res.statusMessage'],
        user: 'req.user',
    },
    //  Usage: Runs after request.end() has been called
    finishedLog: {
        res: ['res._headers','res.shouldKeepAlive','res.statusCode','res.statusMessage'],
        user: 'req.user',
    }
}
//  
app.use(pinoExpress(pino, defaultOptions));

Use with pino-multi-stream

const app = require('express')()
const pinoms = require('pino-multi-stream');
const pinoExpress = require('pino-express');
const fs = require('fs');

if (!fs.existsSync('logs')) fs.mkdirSync('logs');
const streams = [
  //  See optional step for pretty console output
  { stream: process.stdout},  // logs to console
  { stream: fs.createWriteStream('logs/pino.log')}  // logs to file
  // {level: 'fatal', stream: fs.createWriteStream('/logs/pino_fatal.log')}
];
let logger = pinoms({streams: streams});
//  global.logger = logger;

app.use(pinoExpress(logger));

app.get('/', function (req, res) {
  req.log.info('I have something to log!')
  const dummyError = {error:{message: 'foo bar'}};
  req.log.error(dummyError, 'This is not okay!')
  req.log.info(`How long did this take? ${req.duration()}`)
  res.send('hello world')
})

app.listen(8000)

Optional

Use with pino-pretty

>$ npm i pino-pretty -g
To prettify log output, use pino-pretty in either:
Console
> node app.js | pino-pretty -c -t

Or in package.json
{
  ...
  "scripts": {
    "start": "node app.js | pino-pretty -c -t"  //  Prettify console logging output
  }
}

Output

[2018-10-24 09:38:10.367 +0000] INFO (88912 on brMBP.local): Started request -> GET /?foo=bar
    id: 1
    req: {
      "body": {},
      "headers": {
        "host": "localhost:8000",
        "connection": "keep-alive",
        "cache-control": "max-age=0",
        "upgrade-insecure-requests": "1",
        "user-agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36",
        "accept": "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3",
        "accept-encoding": "gzip, deflate, br",
        "accept-language": "nb-NO,nb;q=0.9,en-US;q=0.8,en;q=0.7,no;q=0.6,nn;q=0.5",
        "if-none-match": "W/\"2d-NymZwe35GMWB2BEsXNShQkpRC2k\""
      },
      "method": "GET",
      "params": {},
      "protocol": "http",
      "query": {
        "foo": "bar"
      },
      "url": "/?foo=bar"
    }
[2018-10-24 09:38:10.367 +0000] INFO (93998 on brMBP.local): I have something to log!
    id: 1
[2018-10-24 09:38:10.367 +0000] ERROR (93998 on brMBP.local): This is not okay!
    id: 1
    error: {
      "message": "foo bar"
    }
[2018-10-24 09:38:10.368 +0000] INFO (93998 on brMBP.local): How long did this take? 1ms
    id: 1
[2018-10-24 09:38:10.377 +0000] INFO (88912 on brMBP.local): Finished request -> GET /?foo=bar, in 10ms!
    id: 1
    res: {
      "_headers": {
        "x-powered-by": "Express",
        "access-control-allow-origin": "*",
        "etag": "W/\"2d-NymZwe35GMWB2BEsXNShQkpRC2k\""
      },
      "shouldKeepAlive": true,
      "statusCode": 304,
      "statusMessage": "Not Modified"
    }
    responseTime: "10ms"