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Collect Apigee proxy logs to track errors, response time, duration, latency, monitor performance, and proxy issues aggregated in one place.


Log collection

There are two methods available for collecting Apigee logs:

  1. Use Apigee’s JavaScript policy to send logs to Datadog.
  2. If you already have a syslog server, use the Apigee MessageLogging policy type to log to a syslog account.
Syslog parameter

Use the MessageLogging policy type with the syslog parameter on your API to log custom messages to syslog. Include the Datadog logs intake endpoint (), port (), and protocol for your region. For example:

<MessageLogging name="LogToSyslog">
        <Message><YOUR API KEY> test</Message>
JavaScript policy

Send Apigee proxy logs to Datadog using Apigee’s JavaScript policy.

The JavaScript has been configured to capture the essential flow variables as log attributes in Datadog. The attributes are named according to the list of standard attributes.

  1. Select the Apigee proxy from which you want to send logs to Datadog.
  2. In the selected proxy overview page, click on the ‘DEVELOP’ tab located in the top-right corner.
  1. Under ‘Navigator’, go to add a new JavaScript policy. Then edit the JavaScript file that has been created under the ‘Resources –> jsc’ dropdown.
  2. Add the following JavaScript code snippet in it. Make sure to set your Datadog API KEY in the dd_api_url variable.
// Set the Datadog API URL here.
// Note: If you are in the Datadog EU site (app.datadoghq.eu), the HTTP log endpoint is http-intake.logs.datadoghq.eu.
var dd_api_url = "https://http-intake.logs.datadoghq.com/api/v2/logs?dd-api-key=<DATADOG_API_KEY>&ddsource=apigee";

// Debug
// print(dd_api_url);
// print('Name of the flow: ' + context.flow);

// calculate response times for client, target and total
var request_start_time = context.getVariable('client.received.start.timestamp');
var request_end_time = context.getVariable('client.received.end.timestamp');
var system_timestamp = context.getVariable('system.timestamp');
var target_start_time = context.getVariable('target.sent.start.timestamp');
var target_end_time = context.getVariable('target.received.end.timestamp');
var total_request_time = system_timestamp - request_start_time;
var total_target_time = target_end_time - target_start_time;
var total_client_time = total_request_time - total_target_time;

var timestamp = crypto.dateFormat('YYYY-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS');
var organization = context.getVariable("organization.name");
var networkClientIP = context.getVariable("client.ip");
var httpPort = context.getVariable("client.port");
var environment = context.getVariable("environment.name");
var apiProduct = context.getVariable("apiproduct.name");
var apigeeProxyName = context.getVariable("apiproxy.name");
var apigeeProxyRevision = context.getVariable("apiproxy.revision");
var appName = context.getVariable("developer.app.name");
var httpMethod = context.getVariable("request.verb");
var httpUrl = '' + context.getVariable("client.scheme") + '://' + context.getVariable("request.header.host") + context.getVariable("request.uri");
var httpStatusCode = context.getVariable("message.status.code");
var statusResponse = context.getVariable("message.reason.phrase");
var clientLatency = total_client_time;
var targetLatency = total_target_time;
var totalLatency = total_request_time;
var userAgent = context.getVariable('request.header.User-Agent');
var messageContent = context.getVariable('message.content');

// Datadog log attributes
var logObject = {
    "timestamp": timestamp,
    "organization": organization,
    "network.client.ip": networkClientIP,
    "env": environment,
    "apiProduct": apiProduct,
    "apigee_proxy.name": apigeeProxyName,
    "apigee_proxy.revision": apigeeProxyRevision,
    "service": appName,
    "http.method": httpMethod,
    "http.url": httpUrl,
    "http.status_code": httpStatusCode,
    "http.port": httpPort,
    "status": statusResponse,
    "clientLatency": clientLatency,
    "targetLatency": targetLatency,
    "totalLatency": totalLatency,
    "http.client.start_time_ms": request_start_time,
    "http.client.end_time_ms": request_end_time,
    "http.useragent": userAgent,
    "message": messageContent,

var headers = {
    'Content-Type': 'application/json'

// Debug
// print('LOGGING OBJECT' + JSON.stringify(logObject));

var myLoggingRequest = new Request(dd_api_url, "POST", headers, JSON.stringify(logObject));

// Send logs to Datadog

Note: Add more flow variables into JavaScript from the official Apigee flow variable reference.


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