Monitoring Laravel Log on View page via Log-Viewer Package

This article gives you brief about Log Monitoring in Laravel and how to get your logs to view pages via Log-Viewer package.

So If you are here wondering why would you need to monitor your logs on view pages consider an example :

So you have created a excellent web application, and one of your client’s reports you that on doing a particular action he gets “Whoops, looks like something went wrong.” . You now have to check logs, for that you need to SSH into your production server and open your log file and check what exactly went wrong.

Log-viewer package will do the same for you, instead you can just go to your log-viewer url and quickly check the latest error messages in the log file.

Apart from this you can use log-viewer screen to monitor how your user’s are interacting with the application and immediately see if something is going wrong with your application.

Alright, Let’s dig into the Installation of Package

Requirement

LogViewer support only the daily log channel, so make sure that the LOG_CHANNEL is set to daily instead of stack in your .env file.

For Laravel 5.5 and below, set this in your .env file

APP_LOG=daily

Installation Of LogViewer Package

We will be installing ARCANEDEV LogViewer package for the log monitoring.

Let’s install the LogViewer composer package. I am using installing it on my Laravel 5.6 project.

Navigate to your project root folder and run the following composer command.

composer require arcanedev/log-viewer

This should install the arcanedev/log-viewer package, and give following result on command line

Log Viewer Package Install

Setup

Once the package is installed, you can register the service provider in config/app.php in the providers array:

'providers' => [
    ...
    Arcanedev\LogViewer\LogViewerServiceProvider::class,
],

 

No need to register the LogViewer facade, it’s done automatically.

Next,  To publish the config and translations files, run this command:

php artisan log-viewer:publish

Navigate to http://your-project-url/log-viewer you can should see a nice dashboard to monitor your logs.

Log Viewer Dashboard

Configuration

Following are some further configuration tips on the package.

If you are looking to change the default url of log-viewer then go to config/log-viewer.php  and change the prefix attribute

   'route'         => [
        'enabled'    => true,

        'attributes' => [
            'prefix'     => '/something/log-monitor',

            'middleware' => env('ARCANEDEV_LOGVIEWER_MIDDLEWARE') ? explode(',', env('ARCANEDEV_LOGVIEWER_MIDDLEWARE')) : null,
        ],
    ],

 

If you want your log-viewer to be seen only by authenticated users then set the ARCANEDEV_LOGVIEWER_MIDDLEWARE property in your project .env file.

ARCANEDEV_LOGVIEWER_MIDDLEWARE=auth

Log-Viewer date log count

 

Logs stacktrace Log Viewer

That’s it ! Have fun Monitoring Laravel Logs

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