Sending your logs to Timber over HTTP is accomplished with our POST Ingestion API endpoint. A few examples:


Once you’ve obtained your API key, you’ll need to add it add in the Authorization header like so:

Authorization: Basic base64(api_key)

Where base64 represents the resulting output after Base64 encoding your key. For example, if your key is abcd1234 then the header value should be:

Authorization: Basic YWJjZDEyMzQ=



POST /frames HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic {base64(api_key)} (see above)
Content-Type: text/plain

log line 1
log line 2

Optionally, you can prefix the line with an ISO8601 date and the Timber API will parse it. For example:

2016-03-02T00:01:02.112234Z - log line 1


POST /frames HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic {base64(api_key)} (see above)
Content-Type: application/json

  {"dt": "2017-03-01T00:00:00.000000Z", "message": "log line 1"},
  {"dt": "2017-03-01T00:00:00.000000Z", "message": "log line 2"}

Please see the log line JSON schema doc for more info on our JSON schema, as well as the fields and requirements.

Other Supported Media Types

  1. application/msgpack - the same as json, just msgpack encoded / compressed.

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