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Logger options

  • Last updated: October 26, 2021

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Logger provides separate controls to configure what it captures and what it displays. You can narrow what Logger captures and/or displays when you are looking for something specific.

Capture options

Click on the "Capture Filter" bar to open the options for capturing records.

Logger capture options

Capture limit

This controls the amount of memory allocated to Logger to keep records. The default is 50MB, or 100MB if you give Burp Suite access to at least 1GB of memory. You can change the limit in the drop-down menu or type a specific amount of memory. We recommend increasing the amount of memory allocated to Logger only when you have a specific issue that requires a large number of records, to avoid performance issues.

Capture by request type

These check boxes allow you to capture only records that are in-scope, discard any items that do not have responses and/or capture only parameterized requests.

Capture by MIME type

These check boxes allow you to select which MIME types Logger captures, such as HTML or XML.

Capture by status code

These check boxes allow you to select which status codes Logger captures.

Capture by tool

These check boxes allow you to select which tools Logger captures records from. By default, Logger captures records from each tool, but this control allows you to discard records from a noisy tool or capture records from one tool only.

Capture by search term

If there is anything in the search box, Logger will capture records only if they contain the search term. There are check boxes to control whether Logger will search for a regex (rather than a literal string), and whether the search is case sensitive or negative (which discards records that have the search item).

Session handling

This check box allows Logger to discard session handling requests.

Limit request/response size

These controls allow you to limit the size of requests and/or responses that Logger captures. The default for each is 1MB.

View options

Once a record has been captured, it is available to view. However, you can filter which of the captured records are displayed at any time. Click on the "View Filter" bar to open the options for viewing records.

Logger view options

Filter by request type

These check boxes allows you to view only records that are in-scope, discard any items that do not have responses and/or view only parameterized requests.

Filter by MIME type

These check boxes allow you to select which MIME types Logger shows, such as HTML or XML.

Filter by status code

These check boxes allow you to select which status codes Logger shows.

Filter by tool

These check boxes allow you to select which tools Logger shows records from. By default, Logger shows records from all Burp Suite tools, but this control allows you to hide records from a noisy tool or show records from one tool only.

Filter by search term

If there is anything in the search box, Logger will show records only if they contain the search term. There are check boxes to control whether Logger will search for a regex (rather than a literal string), and whether the search is case sensitive or negative (which hides records that have the search item).

Filter by file extension

These check boxes allow you to show or hide records based on file extensions.

Filter by annotation

These check boxes allow you to show only records that have been annotated, by commenting on and/or highlighting a record.