Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018

Log Service (Log) is a platform service specific to logs. Log supports real-time collection, storage and delivery of various types of logs. Besides, Log synchronizes data between tables for the MaxCompute and ships logs to the MaxCompute for analysis.

Besides operations on logs through the Log Service console, Log allows you to use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to write and query logs, and manage your projects and Logstores. Currently, the following APIs are available.

Object Method
Log A basic concept of Log
Config List, Create, Delete, Get, and Update
GetAppliedMachineGroups (query the machine group applied)
MachineGroup List, Create, Delete, Get, and Update
Apply/Remove (apply/remove an application)
GetAppliedConfigs (query the list of configurations applied)
LogStore List, Create, Delete, Get, and Update
GetLogs (query logs), and GetHistograms (query log distribution)
Shard List, Split, Merge
PostLogStoreLogs (write a log)
GetCursor (locate the log location)
PullLogs (consume a log)
Shipper GetShipperStatus (query the status of a LogShipper task)
RetryShipperTask (retry a failed LogShipper task)

You can use the APIs to perform the following operations:


  • Currently, APIs support the Rest style.
  • To use the APIs, you need to know the API access address.
  • Security verification is required for all requests from APIs. Refer to Request signature to see API request signature mechanism and procedures.
  • Similar to general cloud accounts, subaccounts of RAM, STS or RAM can use their AK signatures to call APIs on Log. The STS temporary identity consists of a temporary AK and a special HTTP header which needs to participate in the signature. For details, refer to Documentation.
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