# Sentry

This plugin enables you to track errors in your Strapi application using Sentry (opens new window).

By using the Sentry plugin you can:

  • Initialize a Sentry instance upon startup of a Strapi application
  • Send Strapi application errors as events to Sentry
  • Include additional metadata in Sentry events to assist in debugging
  • Expose a global Sentry service

Begin by first installing the Sentry plugin, and then configuring the plugin to enable your Strapi application to send events to the Sentry instance.

# Installation

Install the Sentry plugin by adding the dependency to your Strapi application as follows:

# Configuration

Create or edit your ./config/plugins.js file to configure the Sentry plugin. The following properties are available:

Property Type Default Value Description
dsn string null Your Sentry data source name (opens new window).
sendMetadata boolean true Whether the plugin should attach additional information (e.g. OS, browser, etc.) to the events sent to Sentry.
init object {} A config object that is passed directly to Sentry during initialization. See the official Sentry documentation (opens new window) for all available options.

An example configuration:

// path: ./config/plugins.js

module.exports = ({ env }) => ({
  // ...
  sentry: {
    enabled: true,
    config: {
      dsn: env('SENTRY_DSN'),
      sendMetadata: true,
  // ...

# Environment configuration

Using the env utility, you can enable or disable the Sentry plugin based on the environment. For example, to only enable the plugin in your production environment:

// path: ./config/plugins.js

module.exports = ({ env }) => ({
  // ...
  sentry: {
    enabled: env('NODE_ENV') === 'production',
  // ...

# Global Sentry service access

After installing and configuring the plugin, you can access a Sentry service in your Strapi application as follows:

const sentryService = strapi.plugin('sentry').service('sentry');

This service exposes the following methods:

Method Description Parameters
sendError() Manually send errors to Sentry.
  • error: The error to be sent.
  • configureScope: Optional. Enables you to customize the error event.

See the official Sentry documentation (opens new window) for more details.
getInstance() Used for direct access to the Sentry instance.

Below are examples for each method.