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View request/response headers in logs


Is it possible to view the Request and Response headers that Jira is receiving/sending in the logs?

As of now, I am only aware of the access_logs file for this type of information. However, the data in the logs does not include the headers (not all, and not the ones we are most interested in. 

IP_ADDRESS 936x52140x1 USER [05/Sep/2019:18:03:34 -0400] "POST /rest/api/2/issue HTTP/1.1" 401 - 0 "-" "Apache CXF 2.7.18" "-"  

Most of the time the "USER" is not even given (although we know who the user is, as we are testing this POST in a lower environment and tail the logs as we test).

This API call is coming from a Java Spring app. 




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In case someone stubbles across this post in the future, what worked for me was the following:

  • Enable HTTP Access Logging from Administration - > System - > logging and profiling
    • Enabled HTTP dump as well
  • Adding org.apache.http to Default Loggers
    • Click on the 'Configure logging level for another package' link
    • Set the logging level to TRACE,
      • That low of a level may not be needed (haven't tested the other levels)

The file that contained the desired information was stored in 'atlassian-jira-http-dump.log'.

Please note that the above configurations where implemented on a test instance (not production) and were reset after the logs were captured. This does log a lot of information so it is suggested that you disable the package by setting the logging level to OFF after  testing.

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