Track user sign in events in PHP

Connect LogSnag to your PHP project to track and monitor user sign-in and other important events - LogSnag makes event tracking easy.

Most of the time, when building a PHP product that requires users to authenticate and sign in to access the product, you may decide that it is essential to track the sign-in attempts.

Monitoring the sign-in events is an excellent way to track the number of users who continue to log in and use your PHP application. This is a great way to gauge the effectiveness of your product and measure your user retention rate.

A good understanding of this metric is critical to the success of a product. It can give you great insight into how your business grows and how your users interact with your PHP product.

An easy way to set up event tracking is to use LogSnag, a simple event tracking tool that works seamlessly with PHP.


Start monitoring user sign-in events

  1. Sign up for a free LogSnag account.
  2. Create your first project from the dashboard.
  3. Head to settings and copy your API token.

PHP code snippets

All you have to do next is to copy the following code snippets into your PHP code and replace the YOUR_API_TOKEN and project values with your API token and project name.

Using PHP with cURL
<?php

$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
  CURLOPT_URL => 'https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log',
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => '',
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
  CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => 'POST',
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS =>'{"project":"my-saas","channel":"auth","event":"User Signed In","description":"email: john@doe.com","icon":"🔓","notify":true}',
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
    'Content-Type: application/json',
    'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
  ),
));

$response = curl_exec($curl);

curl_close($curl);
echo $response;
Using PHP with Guzzle
<?php
$client = new Client();
$headers = [
  'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
  'Authorization' => 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
];
$body = '{
  "project": "my-saas",
  "channel": "auth",
  "event": "User Signed In",
  "description": "email: john@doe.com",
  "icon": "🔓",
  "notify": true
}';
$request = new Request('POST', 'https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log', $headers, $body);
$res = $client->sendAsync($request)->wait();
echo $res->getBody();
Using PHP with HTTP_Request2
<?php
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';
$request = new HTTP_Request2();
$request->setUrl('https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log');
$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_POST);
$request->setConfig(array(
  'follow_redirects' => TRUE
));
$request->setHeader(array(
  'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
  'Authorization' => 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
));
$request->setBody('{"project":"my-saas","channel":"auth","event":"User Signed In","description":"email: john@doe.com","icon":"🔓","notify":true}');
try {
  $response = $request->send();
  if ($response->getStatus() == 200) {
    echo $response->getBody();
  }
  else {
    echo 'Unexpected HTTP status: ' . $response->getStatus() . ' ' .
    $response->getReasonPhrase();
  }
}
catch(HTTP_Request2_Exception $e) {
  echo 'Error: ' . $e->getMessage();
}
Using PHP with pecl_http
<?php
$client = new http\Client;
$request = new http\Client\Request;
$request->setRequestUrl('https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log');
$request->setRequestMethod('POST');
$body = new http\Message\Body;
$body->append('{"project":"my-saas","channel":"auth","event":"User Signed In","description":"email: john@doe.com","icon":"🔓","notify":true}');
$request->setBody($body);
$request->setOptions(array());
$request->setHeaders(array(
  'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
  'Authorization' => 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
));
$client->enqueue($request)->send();
$response = $client->getResponse();
echo $response->getBody();

PHP integration details

LogSnag is a simple event tracking tool that works seamlessly with PHP and makes it easy to track almost anything in your PHP code.

LogSnag allows you to track your important events in real-time and create timelines of your events. It also makes it easy to create custom metrics and charts such as the number of sign-in attempts per day, the conversion funnels for users who sign up and sign in, and other such metrics.

You may also create simple or complex user journeys for tracking and monitoring individual user journeys through your product.

LogSnag is also available on desktop, mac, iOS, and Android and allows you to receive real-time updates and push notifications when your users sign in, sign out, or use your product.

Other use-cases for LogSnag

  1. Track payment events via PHP

  2. Track user signup events via PHP

  3. Track your PHP cron jobs

  4. Track waitlist signup events via PHP

  5. Get a notification when your PHP code is done executing

  6. Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your PHP service

  7. Monitor when a new feature is used in your PHP application

  8. Monitor suspicious activity in your PHP application

  9. Monitor when a user is being rate limited in your PHP application

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