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How do you log the response body (not request body) in nginx? I could not find such a variable in any of the modules (only the request body).

We are using nginx as a reverse proxy/loadbalancer and would like to parse our API requests & responses from nginx logs.

Thank you!

  • I don't know anything like mod_security for Apache, that allows such type of logging. Maybe a 3Party Module? – grosshat May 22 '12 at 12:56
  • serverfault.com/a/479123 might answer the question. – kojo Nov 7 '13 at 10:38
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You could log the headers using $upstream_http_HEADER. Doesn't seem like there is a variable for the response body though but I'm not surprised - this part would be optimized.

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