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This is @lumigo/tracer, Lumigo's Node.js agent for distributed tracing and performance monitoring.

Supported NodeJS runtimes: 8.10, 10.x, 12.x, 14.x, 16.x


The @lumigo/tracer package allows you to pursue automated metric gathering through Lambda Layers, automated metric gathering and instrumentation through the Serverless framework, or manual metric creation and implementation.

With Lambda Layers:

  • When configuring your Lambda functions, include the appropriate Lambda Layer ARN from these tables

Note - Lambda Layers are an optional feature. If you decide to use this capability, the list of Lambda layers available is available here.

With Serverless framework:


To manually configure Lumigo in your Lambda functions:

  • First, install the @lumigo/tracer package using your preferred package manager:
$ npm i @lumigo/tracer
# or
$ yarn add @lumigo/tracer
  • Next, wrap your handler in Lumigo's trace function (note: replace YOUR-TOKEN-HERE with your Lumigo API token):
// javascript
const lumigo = require('@lumigo/tracer')({ token: 'YOUR-TOKEN-HERE' })

const myHandler = async (event, context, callback) => { ... }

exports.handler = lumigo.trace(myHandler)
// typescript
import lumigo from '@lumigo/tracer';

const tracer = lumigo({ token: 'YOUR-TOKEN-HERE' });

export const handler = tracer.trace(async (event, context) => {

For Typescript users, you must add the following to your tsconfig.json file:

  "esModuleInterop": true,  

read more about it here

  • Your function is now fully instrumented


@lumigo/tracer offers several different configuration options. Pass these to the Lambda function as environment variables:

  • LUMIGO_DEBUG=TRUE - Enables debug logging
  • LUMIGO_SECRET_MASKING_REGEX='["regex1", "regex2"]' - Prevents Lumigo from sending keys that match the supplied regular expressions. All regular expressions are case-insensitive. By default, Lumigo applies the following regular expressions: [".*pass.*", ".*key.*", ".*secret.*", ".*credential.*", ".*passphrase.*"].
  • LUMIGO_DOMAINS_SCRUBBER='[".*secret.*"]' - Prevents Lumigo from collecting both request and response details from a list of domains. This accepts a comma-separated list of regular expressions that is JSON-formatted. By default, the tracer uses ["secretsmanager\..*\.amazonaws\.com", "ssm\..*\.amazonaws\.com", "kms\..*\.amazonaws\.com"]. Note - These defaults are overridden when you define a different list of regular expressions.
  • LUMIGO_SWITCH_OFF=TRUE - In the event a critical issue arises, this turns off all actions that Lumigo takes in response to your code. This happens without a deployment, and is picked up on the next function run once the environment variable is present.

Step Functions

If your function is part of a set of step functions, you can add the flag step_function: true to the Lumigo tracer import. Alternatively, you can configure the step function using an environment variable LUMIGO_STEP_FUNCTION=True. When this is active, Lumigo tracks all states in the step function in a single transaction, easing debugging and observability.

const lumigo = require('@lumigo/tracer')({ token: 'DEADBEEF', step_function: true })

Note: the tracer adds the key "_lumigo" to the return value of the function.

If you override the "Parameters" configuration, add "_lumigo.$": "$._lumigo" to ensure this value is still present.

Below is an example configuration for a Lambda function that is part of a step function that has overridden its parameters:

"States": {
    "state1": {
      "Type": "Task",
      "Resource": "arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:ACCOUNT:function:FUNCTION_NAME",
      "Parameters": {
          "Changed": "parameters",
          "_lumigo.$": "$._lumigo"
      "Next": "state2"
    "state2": {
      "Type": "pass",
      "End": true

Logging Programmatic Errors

With the tracer configured, simply call console.log("[LUMIGO_LOG] <YOUR_MESSAGE>"); to cerate custom errors that are visible throughout the platform. This can be used anywhere in your Lambda code, and is included with the @lumigo/tracer package.

Adding Execution Tags

You can add execution tags to a function with dynamic values using the parameter addExecutionTag.

These tags will be searchable from within the Lumigo platform.

Adding tags for Manual tracing

To add a tag to a manual trace statement:

  • Add const lumigo = require('@lumigo/tracer')({ token: 'YOUR-TOKEN-HERE' }) to your code.
  • Add execution tags by using lumigo.addExecutionTag('<key>', '<value>');

Adding tags for Auto tracing

To add a tag to an automatically-traced function:

  • Add const lumigo = require('@lumigo/tracer') to the top of your handler's .js file
  • Use lumigo.addExecutionTag('<key>', '<value>'); anywhere in your lambda code.

Execution Tag Limitations:

Execution tags are subject to the following limitations:

  • The maximum number of tags is 50.
  • Key length must be between 1 and 50.
  • Value length must be between 1 and 70.

Scrubbing Limitations:

Secrets scrubbing are subject to the following limitations:

  • support only json data secrets scrubbing