Installing and configuring zato-enclog for Zato

The steps can be broken out into several phases:

  • Install zato-enclog
  • Configure logging.conf files
  • Stop and start servers

Install zato-enclog

  • Change user to zato
  • Clone zato-enclog from GitHub
  • Build the package
  • Symlink zato-enclog and its dependencies to /opt/zato/current/zato_extra_paths
  • (optionally) Add enclog CLI to $PATH

In commands below ENCLOG_DIR is the directory zato-enclog has been cloned to. EXTRA_PATHS is /opt/zato/current/zato_extra_paths.

$ sudo su - zato
$ git clone
$ cd zato-enclog
$ make install2
$ ln -s ENCLOG_DIR/src/zato EXTRA_PATHS
$ ln -s ENCLOG_DIR/enclog-env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/builtins EXTRA_PATHS
$ ln -s ENCLOG_DIR/enclog-env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/future EXTRA_PATHS
$ exit
$ sudo ln -s ENCLOG_DIR/enclog-env/bin/enclog /usr/local/bin/enclog

Configure logging.conf files

The configuration below allows to store encrypted data in logs/encrypted.log files with keys kept in logging.conf belonging to Zato servers. This means that user zato has by default access to both crypto keys and encrypted data. You should also customize file permissions if necessary.

If this is not desirable consider using another handler instead of the default one which saves data to logs/encrypted.log files.

zato-enclog is a logging formatter and can be plugged to any handler the standard Python’s logging module supports.

  • Generate a new Fernet key. The key is the only way to decrypt the data. Should it be lost, decryption will not be possible.
$ enclog genkey
[snip output]
  • Open logging.conf

Three entries needs to be added:

  • To loggers
  • To handlers
  • To formatters

Update to loggers, should be added after zato_singleton:

    level: INFO
    handlers: [enclog]
    qualname: enclog
    propagate: false

Update to handlers, should be added after singleton:

    formatter: encrypted
    class: logging.handlers.ConcurrentRotatingFileHandler
    filename: './logs/encrypted.log'
    mode: 'a'
    maxBytes: 20000000
    backupCount: 10

Update to formatters, should be added after colour. The Fernet key generated above needs to be used here.

    format: '%(asctime)s - %(levelname)s - %(process)d:%(threadName)s - %(name)s:%(lineno)d - %(message)s'
    (): zato.enclog.EncryptedLogFormatter
    fernet_key: Fernet key goes here

Stop and start servers

Stop and start each server in a cluster.

$ zato stop /path/to/server
$ zato start /path/to/server

(end of steps)


from logging import getLogger
from zato.server.service import Service

enclog = getLogger('enclog')

class MyService(Service):
    def handle(self):'This will be encrypted')

Use enclog open and enclog tailf to read encrypted logs.