Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your Python service

LogSnag makes it easy to monitor your Python service and track when a user exceeds the usage limit.

These days, a lot of services are moving to a pay-as-you-go model. This model is either based on a monthly usage limit or metered usage. This is especially common for cloud, software, and other online services. So, chances are that if you're building a service with Python, you'll have to roll your usage model and limits.

No matter your implementation, you will be required to set up an internal system to track usage and notify yourself and your team when a user has reached their limit. This is a common enough problem as it helps you understand how your users use your service, and you can improve your product based on that.

LogSnag is a service that helps you monitor your important events in real-time. It's an excellent tool for this problem and works seamlessly with Python. In addition, LogSnag makes it trivial to send events to your dashboard and receive push notifications when something important happens.

For example, let's say you're building a service with Python that allows users to upload files. However, you want to limit the number of files a user can upload to 10. You can use LogSnag to send an event to your dashboard when a user uploads a file. You can then set up a rule to notify you when a user has uploaded ten files. This way, you will know when a user has reached their limit, allowing you to take further action if needed.


Setting up LogSnag

  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.

Python code snippets

Copy the following code snippet to your Python project. Please note that you will need to replace the API token with your own.

Using Python with http.client
import http.client
import json

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("api.logsnag.com")
payload = json.dumps({
  "project": "my-saas",
  "channel": "limits",
  "event": "Usage Limit Exceeded",
  "description": "The user has exceeded the usage limit for the service.",
  "icon": "🚨",
  "notify": True
})
headers = {
  'Content-Type': 'application/json',
  'Authorization': 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
}
conn.request("POST", "/v1/log", payload, headers)
res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()
print(data.decode("utf-8"))
Using Python with Requests
import requests
import json

url = "https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log"

payload = json.dumps({
  "project": "my-saas",
  "channel": "limits",
  "event": "Usage Limit Exceeded",
  "description": "The user has exceeded the usage limit for the service.",
  "icon": "🚨",
  "notify": True
})
headers = {
  'Content-Type': 'application/json',
  'Authorization': 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
}

response = requests.request("POST", url, headers=headers, data=payload)

print(response.text)

Python integration details

LogSnag is a flexible and easy-to-use event tracking service that works excellently with Python. In addition to real-time event tracking and cross-platform push notifications, LogSnag provides powerful user journey tracking, simple event filtering, search, and analytic tools such as charts.

In addition to tracking usage events, you can also use LogSnag to track other important events such as errors, user sign-ups, user logins, payments, or anything else you can think of.

Setting up LogSnag with your Python application takes a few minutes, and you can start tracking events in no time.

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