1. João Jerónimo Barata de Oliveira
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:59 PM UTC


Is there a library to write to a syslog server from a PowerBuilder app?

Or, if not, then is there a way to create log entries from PowerBuilder, that complies with the new European Union's general data protection regulation, namely in terms of log encryption?


João Jerónimo


Roland Smith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 20 March 2018 17:00 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Syslog Server is a very generic term and the answer is probably specific to the logging solution you are using.

I have two free encryption examples on my website:




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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 20 March 2018 16:21 PM UTC
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Hi João;

      PB out-of-the-box does not support any logging or encryption. However, the STD Framework for both Native, Web & Mobile as well as the Web Service Framework support logging at the App, O/S Debug Log and/or Windows Event Queue level. Encryption and ciphering can be imposed on these as well. You are most welcome to use those free frameworks to achieve your security requirements or borrow the necessary code for your PB App's or in-house framework.

FYI: Frameworks, Example Logging App; Example Encryption.

Note: Appeon is planning to add encryption & ciphering features into the PB 2017 R3 release coming later this year.


Regards ... Chris

  1. Roland Smith
  2. Tuesday, 20 March 2018 17:13 PM UTC
The encryption object nc_crypto_master appears to be a copy of my n_cryptoapi circa 2007.

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  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Monday, 26 March 2018 19:50 PM UTC

Similar in many of the MS-Windows SDK functions for sure but different architecturally.

I wold love to work with you on integrating your work into the framework & crediting you as well .... as long as your agreeable to keep everything free & open source.  Food for thought. 


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David Peace (Powersoft) Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 20 March 2018 14:07 PM UTC
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I must admit that I do not fully understand your question.

"namely in terms of log encryption" - this can surely be achieved using the embedded windows encryption methods, it is just a matter of encrypting the data written to your log.

As I say I could have completely misunderstood your question and what the issue is that you are experencing.



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