Getting Traces into Seq

Seq receives traces across the network from applications, infrastructure, and agents.

Seq's trace ingestion API supports two protocols:

  • The OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP) supports the OpenTelemetry SDKs for various programming languages, as well as the OpenTelemetry Collector
  • Seq's HTTP/JSON protocol uses newline-delimited JSON to accept traces from a wide range of tools and libraries.

Trace ingestion requests are authenticated using the same API Keys that are used for log ingestion.