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Fireplace

Fire Pit

Fireplace is a set of tools for capturing and viewing structured log entries from your applications. Currently it is specifically tailored to log entries coming from Go applications using https://github.com/sirupsen/logrus for logging. Fireplace provides a hook which will automatically send logs to Fireplace Server and capture them into a MongoDB database. Fireplace Viewer can then be used to sort through logs using a web UI.

Notice

This project is hardly ready for prime-time, and I only really put it together for my own personal use. But it is MIT licensed so if you want to use it, go for it!

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Getting Started

Fireplace Server is a Go application that runs an HTTP server for capturing and serving up structured log entries. Fireplace Viewer is a web application used to view these captured logs.

To begin, ensure you have Go 1.13+ installed. To compile the server application, perform the following on the terminal.

git git@github.com:app-nerds/fireplace.git
cd fireplace/cmd/fireplace-server
go get
go build
cd ../fireplace-viewer 
go get
go generate
go build

Server Flags

The following are command line arguments that can be used to customize how the Fireplace Server runs.

  • host - IP/Port to bind to. Defaults to 0.0.0.0:8999
  • loglevel - What level to write logs at. Defaults to info
Example
$ ./fireplace-server -host=127.0.0.1:8080

Capturing Logs in a Go Application

To capture logs in your Go applications using Logurs and Fireplace, ensure you are importing Logrus and the Fireplace hook. Here is a small sample of logging to Fireplace Server.

package main

import (
    fireplacehook "github.com/app-nerds/fireplace/cmd/fireplace-hook"
    "github.com/sirupsen/logrus"
)

func main() {
    logger := logrus.New()
    logger.AddHook(fireplacehook.NewFireplaceHook(&fireplacehook.FireplaceHookConfig{
        Application: "Sample Application",
        FireplaceURL: "http://localhost:8999"
    }))

    logger.WithField("someKey", "someValue").Infof("This is a log entry!")
}

Fireplace Server API

Capturing A Log Entry

This is the main function of Fireplace Server. Application call this endpoint to capture log entries into the database.

POST: /logentry
Payload

A log entry consists of a body in JSON format, with a content type of application/json. The body must look something like this.

{
   "application": "My Application",
   "details": [
      {
         "key": "useful",
         "value": "value"
      }
   ],
   "level": "info",
   "message": "My log message!",
   "time": "2018-07-04T09:39:05Z07:00"
}

The payload must be configured in this way. The details key can be an empty array, and not required to contain any values. This key is used to provide arbitrary key/value pairs of additional data.

level must be one of the following:

  • debug
  • warning
  • info
  • error
  • fatal
  • panic
Response

Upon successful capture a 200 status code and the new log entry ID will be returned.

Getting Captured Log Entries
GET: /logentry
Query Parameters
  • page - Page number of records to retrieve. 1-based. Required
  • application - Filter results by application name. Optional
  • level - Filter results by level of severity. Must be one of the following: debug, warning, info, error, fatal, panic. Optional
  • search - Filter results by a search term. This will apply against the log message. Optional
Response

Upon return the payload will return a structure which contains the total count of records, the number of records in this response, the size of a page, and the collection of matching log entries. Here is a sample.

{
   "count": 10,
   "logEntries": [
      {
         "application": "Create Test Entries 1",
         "details": [
            {
               "key": "additional",
               "value": "Additional 1"
            },
            {
               "key": "who",
               "value": "Main Process"
            }
         ],
         "id": "5b3cde7a85db9e2b16aa4aae",
         "level": "info",
         "message": "This is test message 1",
         "time": "2018-07-04T09:49:30-05:00"
      },
      {
         "application": "Create Test Entries 1",
         "details": [
            {
               "key": "additional",
               "value": "Additional 3"
            },
            {
               "key": "who",
               "value": "Main Process"
            }
         ],
         "id": "5b3cde7a85db9e2b16aa4ab2",
         "level": "error",
         "message": "This is error 1",
         "time": "2018-07-04T09:49:30-05:00"
      }
  ],
   "pageSize": 100,
   "totalCount": 10
}
Getting a Single Log Entry
GET: /logentry/:id
Path Parameters
  • id - ID of the log entry to retrieve
Response

Upon return the payload will return a structure which contains the specified log entry. Here is a sample:

{
    "application": "Create Test Entries 1",
    "details": [
    {
        "key": "additional",
        "value": "Additional 1"
    },
    {
        "key": "who",
        "value": "Main Process"
    }
    ],
    "id": "5b3cde7a85db9e2b16aa4aae",
    "level": "info",
    "message": "This is test message 1",
    "time": "2018-07-04T09:49:30-05:00"
}
Deleting Log Entries
DELETE: /logentry
Query Parameters
  • fromDate - Date in the format of MM/DD/YYYY. All log entries from this date back will be deleted
Response

A message detailing how many log entries were deleted. For example 10 entries deleted

Getting Application Names

Retrieve a list of application names captured in log entries. When an application writes a log entry to Fireplace Server it provides an application name. This endpoint returns a list of those names.

GET: /applicationname
Response

An array of application names.

[
    "application name 1",
    "application name 2"
]

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2020 App Nerds LLC

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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Directories

Path Synopsis
cmd/create-test-entries
cmd/fireplace-hook
cmd/fireplace-server
cmd/fireplace-viewer go:generate esc -o ./frontend.go -pkg main -ignore DS_Store|LICENSE|www\.go|(.*?)\.md|(.*?)\.svg|(.*?)\.html -prefix /app/ ./app
cmd/fireplace-viewer/configuration
pkg/filters
pkg/logentry
pkg/logging