How To Log All Requests From The Python Request Library?

Better Stack Team
Updated on January 31, 2023

If you are new to logging in Python, please feel free to start with our Introduction to Python logging to get started smoothly. Otherwise, here is how to log all requests from the python request library:

You need to use urllib3 logger and set the log level to DEBUG:

log = logging.getLogger('urllib3')


To maximise the message you can get, set HTTPConnection.debuglevel to 1:

from http.client import HTTPConnection
HTTPConnection.debuglevel = 1

By using the additional method, that cannot be captured by logging, you need to settle for console output.

If you would like to have more options when it comes to logging, you can explore third-party frameworks like Loguru. Here is our Guide for how to get started with this most popular framework for Python.

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