How to change Security Server logging levels?

Security Server log files are stored in /var/log/xroad/ directory. Security Server components support different logging levels: trace, debug, info, warn, error. The default logging level is info. The logging levels are configurable by component through component specific configuration files which are located in /etc/xroad/conf directory. The names of the configuration files follow the pattern below:


TRACE and DEBUG levels should be used for temporary debugging purposes only as they slow down performance and consume lot of disk space. Therefore, they're not meant for permanent use.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Open /etc/xroad/conf.d/<component-name>-logback.xml file for editing using your favorite text editor.

  2. Look for the line:


      <logger name="ee.ria.xroad" level="INFO" />
  3. Change INFO to the level that you want to use, e.g. TRACE:


      <logger name="ee.ria.xroad" level="TRACE" />
  4. Save changes and restart xroad-<component-name> process:


  5. Check the component's log file (/var/log/xroad/<component-name>.log) to verify that the change was successful.