Event logging and telemetry#

JupyterHub can be configured to record structured events from a running server using Jupyter’s Telemetry System. The types of events that JupyterHub emits are defined by JSON schemas listed at the bottom of this page.

How to emit events#

Event logging is handled by its Eventlog object. This leverages Python’s standing logging library to emit, filter, and collect event data.

To begin recording events, you’ll need to set two configurations:

  1. handlers: tells the EventLog where to route your events. This trait is a list of Python logging handlers that route events to the event log file.

  2. allows_schemas: tells the EventLog which events should be recorded. No events are emitted by default; all recorded events must be listed here.

Here’s a basic example:

import logging

c.EventLog.handlers = [

c.EventLog.allowed_schemas = [

The output is a file, "event.log", with events recorded as JSON data.

Event schemas#