SwiftyBeaver Logging Provider for Vapor, the server-side Swift web framework https://swiftybeaver.com

What's New



This release adds a Swift 5.0 compatible manifest to the package.

Swift Version Vapor Version SwiftyBeaver Version Linux Build Status codecov GitHub license

SwiftyBeaver Logging Provider for Vapor

Adds the powerful logging of SwiftyBeaver to Vapor for server-side Swift 4 on Linux and Mac.


Add this project to the Package.swift dependencies of your Vapor project:

  .package(url: "https://github.com/vapor-community/swiftybeaver-provider.git", from: "3.0.0")


After you've added the SwiftyBeaver Provider package to your project, setting the provider up in code is easy.

You can configure your SwiftyBeaver instance in a pure swift way or using a JSON file like Vapor 2 do,

Register using a pure swift way

import SwiftBeaverProvider

public func configure(_ config: inout Config, _ env: inout Environment, _ services: inout Services ) throws {
    // ...

    // Setup your destinations
    let console = ConsoleDestination()
    console.minLevel = .info // update properties according to your needs

    let fileDestination = FileDestination()

    // Register the logger
    services.register(SwiftyBeaverLogger(destinations: [console, fileDestination]), as: Logger.self)

    // Optional
    config.prefer(SwiftyBeaverLogger.self, for: Logger.self)

Register using a JSON file

First, register the SwiftyBeaverProvider in your configure.swift file.

import SwiftBeaverProvider

public func configure(_ config: inout Config, _ env: inout Environment, _ services: inout Services ) throws {
    // ...

    // Register providers first
    try services.register(SwiftyBeaverProvider())

    // Optional
    config.prefer(SwiftyBeaverLogger.self, for: Logger.self)

Configure Destinations

If you run your application now, you will likely see an error that the SwiftyBeaver configuration file is missing. Let's add that now

The configuration consist of an array of destinations located in Config/swiftybeaver.json file. Here is an example of a simple SwiftyBeaver configuration file to configure console, file and swiftybeaver platform destinations with their required properties.

    "type": "console",
    "format": " $Dyyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS$d $C$L$c: $M"
    "type": "file"
    "type": "platform",
    "app": "YOUR_APP_ID",
    "secret": "YOUR_SECRET_ID",

Aditional options:

async console, file Bool
format console, file String A space must be placed before dollar sign
levelString.debug console, file String
levelString.error console, file String
levelString.info console, file String
levelString.verbose console, file String
levelString.warning console, file String
path file String path to the log file
minLevel console, file, platform String values: verbose, debug, info, warning, error
threshold platform Int min: 1, max: 1000

It's a good idea to store the SwiftyBeaver configuration file in the Config/secrets folder since it contains sensitive information.

To get more information about configuration options check the official SwiftyBeaver docs


router.get("hello") { req -> Future<String> in
    // Get a logger instance
    let logger: Logger = try req.make(SwiftyBeaverLogger.self)

    // Or
    let logger: Logger = try req.make(Logger.self) // needs config.prefer(SwiftyBeaverLogger.self, for: Logger.self) in configure.swift

    logger.info("Logger info")
    return Future("Hello, world!")

Please also see the SwiftyBeaver destination docs and how to set a custom logging format.

Output to Xcode 8 Console

Learn more about colored logging to Xcode 8 Console.

Output to File

Learn more about logging to file which is great for Terminal.app fans or to store logs on disk.

Output to Cloud & Mac App


Learn more about logging to the SwiftyBeaver Platform during release!

Learn More

Get support via Github Issues, email and our public Slack channel.


This package is developed and maintained by Gustavo Perdomo with the collaboration of all vapor community.


SwiftyBeaverProvider is released under the MIT License.


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Last updated: Fri Dec 02 2022 08:20:20 GMT-0500 (GMT-05:00)