How to use "winston" to log every request that server receive to Loggly


I am using winston with winston-loggly-bulk to log messages to Loggly. I want to log all requests that my server receives. With morgan, I would do it simply like this:


Can we do something similar with winston?


To made it work, I combined winston and morgan packages.

1. Step

Create a logger that you will use in your server to log messages to Loggly. For that, you can use winston and winston-loggly-bulk. You can create a custom format for logging, and I also added part of the code that will check if the environment is not a production and in that case, it will log messages in the console as well (good practice for development).

const winston = require('winston');
const { Loggly } = require('winston-loggly-bulk');

// Levels: ['error', 'warn', 'info', 'http', 'verbose', 'debug', 'silly']
const logger = winston.createLogger();

logger.add(new Loggly({
  token: process.env.LOGGLY_TOKEN,
  subdomain: process.env.LOGGLY_SUBDOMAIN,
  tags: [process.env.NODE_ENV, process.env.SERVER_INSTANCE],
  json: true

const custom_format = winston.format.printf(({ level, message, timestamp, ...metadata }) => `${level}: ${message}\n${(metadata && Object.keys(metadata).length) ? JSON.stringify(metadata, null, 4) : ''}`);

// If we're not in production then log to the `console` with the format:
// `${info.level}: ${info.message} {}`
if (process.env.NODE_ENV !== 'production') {
  logger.add(new winston.transports.Console({
    format: custom_format

module.exports = {

2. Step

Import your logger in part of the code where you would use morgan for logging requests, and stream morgan messages in to the logger. Again, I checked if the environment is a production, since I don’t want to log requests in development.

if (process.env.NODE_ENV === 'development') {
} else {
  app.use(morgan(':remote-addr - :remote-user [:date[clf]] ":method :url HTTP/:http-version" :status :res[content-length] ":referrer" ":user-agent" :response-time ms', { stream: { write: message => logger.log('info', message.trim(), { tags: ['http'] }) } }));

Answered By – Nenad Milosavljevic

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