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Common shared Logging lib for Mojaloop components


Edit the file in ./config/default.json to configure the logger, or set the following Environment variables:

Environment variable Description Default Available Values
LOG_LEVEL Also CSL_LOG_LEVEL info error, warn, audit, trace, info, perf, verbose, debug, silly
CSL_LOG_LEVEL Sets the log level info error, warn, audit, trace, info, perf, verbose, debug, silly
LOG_FILTER Also CSL_LOG_FILTER "" e.g. `"error, trace, verbose"
CSL_LOG_FILTER Applies a log filter. Specify a comma separated list of individual log levels to be included instead of specifying a LOG_LEVEL "" e.g. `"error, trace, verbose"
CSL_LOG_TRANSPORT Selects the transport method. Either console or file. Uses the same transport for errors and standard logs console console, file
CSL_TRANSPORT_FILE_OPTIONS Optional. Required if LOG_TRANSPORT=file. Configures the winston file transport See default.json See the Winston Docs
CSL_JSON_STRINGIFY_SPACING Optional. A number that's used to insert white space into the output JSON string for readability purposes. 2 integer



To use the shared Logger class, you only need to require it in the file you want to perform logging in:

const Logger = require('@mojaloop/central-services-logger')

Then you simply need to call the appropriate method for the logging level you desire:

Logger.debug('this is only a debug statement')
Logger.info('this is some info')
Logger.error('an error has occurred')

The Logger class is backed by Winston, which allows you to do things like string interpolation:

Logger.info('test message %s', 'my string');

You can also call the Logger.log method which directly calls the Winston log method and gives even more flexibility.

By default, the Logger class is setup to log to the console only, with timestamps and colorized output.

Auditing Dependencies

We use audit-ci along with npm audit to check dependencies for node vulnerabilities, and keep track of resolved dependencies with an audit-ci.jsonc file.

To start a new resolution process, run:

npm run audit:fix

You can then check to see if the CI will pass based on the current dependencies with:

npm run audit:check

The audit-ci.jsonc contains any audit-exceptions that cannot be fixed to ensure that CircleCI will build correctly.

Contextual Logging

If you need contextual logging, an context object can be passed using Logger.child({'context': {a:1}}).info("Message").

Output: timestamp - info: {
  a: 1,
  message: 'Message'

Automated Releases

As part of our CI/CD process, we use a combination of CircleCI, standard-version npm package and github-release CircleCI orb to automatically trigger our releases and image builds. This process essentially mimics a manual tag and release.

On a merge to master, CircleCI is configured to use the mojaloopci github account to push the latest generated CHANGELOG and package version number.

Once those changes are pushed, CircleCI will pull the updated master, tag and push a release triggering another subsequent build that also publishes a docker image.

Potential problems

  • There is a case where the merge to master workflow will resolve successfully, triggering a release. Then that tagged release workflow subsequently failing due to the image scan, audit check, vulnerability check or other "live" checks.

    This will leave master without an associated published build. Fixes that require a new merge will essentially cause a skip in version number or require a clean up of the master branch to the commit before the CHANGELOG and bump.

    This may be resolved by relying solely on the previous checks of the merge to master workflow to assume that our tagged release is of sound quality. We are still mulling over this solution since catching bugs/vulnerabilities/etc earlier is a boon.

  • It is unknown if a race condition might occur with multiple merges with master in quick succession, but this is a suspected edge case.




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