symfony2 – Monolog : improve your logs – Add user's details and posted parameters sent to logs

Logs are very important. Recreate an error context can be sometimes very painful due to the lack of information about how and when the error occurred.

This example shows:

  • How to add user’s data in the error logs

  • How to add post parameters
    sent when an error occurred

  • How to use WebProcessor in order to
    add all data regarding the request like :

    • url
    • ip
    • http method
    • server
    • referrer

Service Configuration

services:          
    # Permits to convert logs in HTML format for email notification
    monolog.formatter.html:
        class: Monolog\Formatter\HtmlFormatter

    # Add request data (url, ip, http method, server, referrer)
    monolog.processor.web_processor:
        class: Monolog\Processor\WebProcessor
        tags:
            - { name: monolog.processor, method: __invoke } 

    # Custom class to include user's data and posted parameters in the logs
    monolog.processor.user:
        class: Company\ToolBoxBundle\Services\Monolog\ExtraProcessor
        arguments:  ["@security.token_storage"]
        tags:
            - { name: monolog.processor }
            - { name: kernel.event_listener, event: kernel.request, method: onKernelRequest }    

Service code

namespace Company\ToolBoxBundle\Services\Monolog;

use Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Event\GetResponseEvent;
use Symfony\Component\Security\Core\Authentication\Token\Storage\TokenStorageInterface;

class ExtraProcessor
{
    /**
    * @var string
    */
    private $postParams = null;    

    /**
    * @var TokenStorageInterface
    */
    private $tokenStorage = null;

    /**
    * @var \Company\UserBundle\Entity\User
    */
    private $user = null;

    public function __construct(TokenStorageInterface $tokenStorage)
    {
        $this->tokenStorage = $tokenStorage;
    }
        
    // Called when an error occurred and a log (record) is creating
    public function __invoke(array $record)
    {
        if (null !== $this->user) {
            // $this->user is your user's entity. Extract all pertinent data you would need. In this case, getUserDetails method create a summary including alias, name, role, ...
            $record['extra']['user'] = $this->user->getUserDetails();
        }

        if (null !== $this->postParams) {
            // Includes all posted parameter when the error occurred
            $record['extra']['postParams'] = $this->postParams;
        }

        return $record;
    }

    public function onKernelRequest(GetResponseEvent $event)
    {
        // Retain post parameters sent (serialized) in order to log them if needed
        $postParams = $event->getRequest()->request->all();
        if(false === empty($postParams)){
            $this->postParams = serialize($postParams);
        }  

        // Do not continue if user is not logged
        if (null === $token = $this->tokenStorage->getToken()) {
            return;
        }

        if (!is_object($user = $token->getUser())) {
            // e.g. anonymous authentication
            return;
        }

        // Retain the user entity in order to use it
        $this->user = $user;
    }
}

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