A possible way to Log User- and Page-Access to statsd is via the Event system - using Adaptavist's Scriptrunner for Confluence, se https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/latest/confluence/ConfluenceEventHandlers.html#_collecting_stats

Read Access Logging in Confluence for good reasons to log via the Event system.


To make this work, the jar file from https://github.com/datadog/java-dogstatsd-client#java-dogstatsd-client must be placed under confluence/WEB-INF/lib and Confluence must be restarted. This will load the jar file into the Tomcat.



The script is executed by an Event Handler in Confluence:

this executes this script for every PageViewEvent:

import com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.SpaceManager
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import com.atlassian.confluence.event.events.content.page.*
import groovy.transform.Field
import com.timgroup.statsd.StatsDClient;
import com.timgroup.statsd.NonBlockingStatsDClient;

def spaceManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(SpaceManager)
def pageManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(PageManager)

String userName="Anonymous"
def currentUser = AuthenticatedUserThreadLocal.get()
if (currentUser)


def event = event as PageEvent

def spaceKey = event.page.spaceKey
def pageId = event.page.id as String


String[] tags = ["user:${userName}", "space:${spaceKey}", "user:${pageId}"]

StatsDClient statsdpage = new NonBlockingStatsDClient("confluence.stats.views","localhost",8125,tags);
  //System.out.println("Closing socket");
catch(Exception ex) {
  //System.out.println("Catching the exception");


Viewing the data in DataDog - here its all Page Views pr. Space:

Or tracking a single User pr. Space:

Finally - vice versa - Monitoring a single Space for PageViews pr. User:


For some reason, this kills the Confluence Tomcat with "java.io.IOException: Too many open files", so my best guess is that the script is not releasing some resources. Raising limits has not helped...

12-Mar-2017 10:39:30.087 SEVERE [http-nio-8090-Acceptor-0] org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$Acceptor.run Socket accept failed
 java.io.IOException: Too many open files
	at sun.nio.ch.ServerSocketChannelImpl.accept0(Native Method)
	at sun.nio.ch.ServerSocketChannelImpl.accept(ServerSocketChannelImpl.java:422)
	at sun.nio.ch.ServerSocketChannelImpl.accept(ServerSocketChannelImpl.java:250)
	at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.NioEndpoint$Acceptor.run(NioEndpoint.java:682)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)