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Log HTTP requests

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This package adds a middleware which can log incoming requests to the default log. If anything goes wrong during a user's request, you'll still be able to access the original request data sent by that user.

This log acts as an extra safety net for critical user submissions, such as forms that generate leads.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-http-logger

Optionally you can publish the configfile with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\HttpLogger\HttpLoggerServiceProvider" --tag="config" 

This is the contents of the published config file:

return [

     * The log profile which determines whether a request should be logged.
     * It should implement `LogProfile`.
    'log_profile' => \Spatie\HttpLogger\LogNonGetRequests::class,

     * The log writer used to write the request to a log.
     * It should implement `LogWriter`.
    'log_writer' => \Spatie\HttpLogger\DefaultLogWriter::class,

     * Filter out body fields which will never be logged.
    'except' => [


This packages provides a middleware which can be added as a global middleware or as a single route.

// in `app/Http/Kernel.php`

protected $middleware = [
    // ...
// in a routes file

Route::post('/submit-form', function () {


Two classes are used to handle the logging of incoming requests: a LogProfile class will determine whether the request should be logged, and LogWriter class will write the request to a log.

A default log implementation is added within this package. It will only log POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE requests and it will write to the default Laravel logger.

You're free to implement your own log profile and/or log writer classes, and configure it in config/http-logger.php.

A custom log profile must implement \Spatie\HttpLogger\LogProfile. This interface requires you to implement shouldLogRequest.

// Example implementation from `\Spatie\HttpLogger\LogNonGetRequests`

public function shouldLogRequest(Request $request): bool
   return in_array(strtolower($request->method()), ['post', 'put', 'patch', 'delete']);

A custom log writer must implement \Spatie\HttpLogger\LogWriter. This interface requires you to implement logRequest.

// Example implementation from `\Spatie\HttpLogger\DefaultLogWriter`

public function logRequest(Request $request): void
    $method = strtoupper($request->getMethod());
    $uri = $request->getPathInfo();
    $bodyAsJson = json_encode($request->except(config('http-logger.except')));

    $message = "{$method} {$uri} - {$bodyAsJson}";



composer test


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


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