Ansible playbook for GoAccess Log Analyzer

17-01-2016 | Remy van Elst

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This is a small Ansible playbook to deploy the GoAccess log analyzer on Debian based systems. Next to Piwik, I use goaccess myself to get better insights in who and what visits my servers. This role is ment to be included in your webserver playbooks.


The role can be found here in my github account:

It requires little change. It adds the goaccess apt-key. (Not with the apt-key module because that failed for unknown reasons). It installs goaccess and xz-utils (for zcat), deploys a config file and adds a hourly cronjob to parse the latest log file. You might need to change the logfile path. There is also a nightly cronjob which uses zcat to parse all (rotated) logs into a big report.

Tags: ansible  deployment  devops  goaccess  nginx  python  software