Amazon API Gateway now supports enhanced observability via access logs

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020

Customers can now get deeper insight into how Amazon API Gateway processes requests thanks to new access logging variables. These new access logging variables allow customers to see a step-by-step breakdown of an API call’s phases, latencies, and status codes. 

Beginning today, customers can configure their HTTP, REST, and WebSocket APIs to include new variables in their access logs that provide enhanced observability of how API Gateway processes requests. The new access log variables provide customers with the information they need to troubleshoot issues with their API’s configuration, including latencies and status codes for each step. Customers retain full control over the format and destination of access logs generated by API Gateway. 

API Gateway’s support for enhanced observability in access logs is generally available in all regions where API Gateway is available. To see where API Gateway is available, review the AWS region table

To learn more about enhanced observability in access logs, please see our documentation. To learn more about API Gateway, visit our product page.