This middleware is useful for during development and for diagnosing issues in production. It should not generally be exposed to the public users of your site.
This middleware will examine the other middleware in the OWIN pipeline if it was built with the OWIN Framework and identify middleware that implements the IAnalysable interface. It will use the IAnalysable interface to extract analysis information and will return this formatted according to the Accept header in the request.
The middleware supports the following MIME types in the Accept header. It will use the first supported MIME type that it encounters. If the Accept header is missing then JSON will be returned by default. If the Accept header is present but contains no supported formats then a 406 response will be returned.
The OWIN Framework supports any configuration mechanism you choose. At the time of writing it comes bundled with support for Urchin and web.config configuration, but the IConfiguration interface is trivial to implement.
With the OWIN Framework the application developer chooses where in the configuration structure each middleware will read its configuration from (this is so that you can have more than one of the same middleware in your pipeline with different configurations).
For supported configuration options see the AnalysisReporterConfiguration.cs file in this folder. This middleware is also self documenting, and can produce configuration documentation from within.
The most important configuration value is the path which defaults to /owin/analytics. This is the URL within your application where the analysis reporter will be available.