Utilities to log Django Rest Framework requests to the database.


drf-tracking provides a Django model and DRF view mixin that work together to log Django Rest Framework requests to the database. You'll get these attributes for every request/response cycle to a view that uses the mixin:

Model field name Description Model field type
user User if authenticated, None if not Foreign Key
requested_at Date-time that the request was made DateTimeField
response_ms Number of milliseconds spent in view code PositiveIntegerField
path Target URI of the request, e.g., "/api/" CharField
remote_addr IP address where the request originated (X_FORWARDED_FOR if available, REMOTE_ADDR if not), e.g., "" GenericIPAddressField
host Originating host of the request, e.g., "example.com" URLField
method HTTP method, e.g., "GET" CharField
query_params Dictionary of request query parameters, as text TextField
data Dictionary of POST data (JSON or form), as text TextField
response JSON response data TextField
status_code HTTP status code, e.g., 200 or 404 PositiveIntegerField


  • Django 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10
  • Django REST Framework and Python release supporting the version of Django you are using


Install using pip...

$ pip install drf-tracking

Register with your Django project by adding rest_framework_tracking to the INSTALLED_APPS list in your project's settings.py file. Then run the migrations for the APIRequestLog model:

$ python manage.py migrate


Add the rest_framework_tracking.mixins.LoggingMixin to any DRF view to create an instance of APIRequestLog every time the view is called.

For instance:

# views.py
from rest_framework import generics
from rest_framework.response import Response
from rest_framework_tracking.mixins import LoggingMixin

class LoggingView(LoggingMixin, generics.GenericAPIView):
    def get(self, request):
        return Response('with logging')


Install testing requirements.

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Run with runtests.

$ ./runtests.py

You can also use the excellent tox testing tool to run the tests against all supported versions of Python and Django. Install tox globally, and then simply run:

$ tox


To build the documentation, you'll need to install mkdocs.

$ pip install mkdocs

To preview the documentation:

$ mkdocs serve
Running at:

To build the documentation:

$ mkdocs build