Audit logs are also configurable in conf/log4j2.xml. These logs record a selected subset of transaction log information at runtime plus additional details. For more information, see Security Audit Logging.

By default, logging information is output to PA_HOME/logs/pingaccess.log, and file logging uses the rolling file appender. PingAccess keeps a maximum of 10 log files, each with a maximum size of 100 MB. Once 10 files accumulate, PingAccess deletes the oldest. You can change these defaults by locating and modifying the following properties in the <Appenders> section of log4j2.xml:

  • Changing the log file name

    <RollingFile name="File"
  • Setting the maximum log size

    <SizeBasedTriggeringPolicy size="100000 KB"/>
  • Setting the maximum number of log files

    <DefaultRolloverStrategy max="10"/>

In addition to the standard log4j2 items, PingAccess adds the following custom item that can be used in the log4j2.xml<PatternLayout> configuration.

Item Description


Identifies the ID for a specific request/response pair.

For example, the following line from log4j2.xml incorporates the exchangeId in the output.

<pattern>%d{ISO8601} %5p [%X{exchangeId}] %c:%L - %m%n</pattern>

The %X conversion character is required for the exchangeId to be displayed properly.