nginx error_log as JSON

Benedikt Heine bebe at
Mon Sep 25 17:29:11 UTC 2023

Hi all,

would it be feasible to have the nginx error log in JSON format?

I personally wouldn't mind, if the message emitted by ngx.debug("msg") 
is still a big string. If the meta-information would be in JSON, it 
would save writing a custom parser for the messages.

I'm currently thinking about parsing the error log into an ELK and it 
feels to be a PITA.

For the access log, I've already configured it as escape=json and it 
works like a bliss with Elasticsearch and any logpipeline.

I haven't any matching ticket in yet. Do you have any 

Kind regards,

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