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Monitoring an instance

Instance health

If you want to make sure your Offen Fair Web Analytics instance is always up and running by monitoring it - either yourself, or using a service such as Pingdom or similar - you can use the /healthz/ endpoint that should always respond with a 200 status code:

$ curl -I
HTTP/2 200
cache-control: no-store
content-type: application/json; charset=utf-8
vary: Accept-Encoding
content-length: 11
date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 06:33:59 GMT

and a payload like this:

$ curl -X GET

Log output

Offen Fair Web Analytics logs all HTTP requests to stdout using the Common Log Format. Fields that contain privacy sensitive data (IPs, User-Agent Strings, Referrers) are left blank intentionally.

Heads Up

Also, all successful status codes (i.e. 200-399) will appear as 200 as caching behavior could also leak information about users. This also means the body size is stripped.

All non-access log lines will be printed to stderr.