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Sentry Grails Plugin

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Sentry plugin provides a Grails client for integrating apps with Sentry. Sentry is an event logging platform primarily focused on capturing and aggregating exceptions.

It uses the official client under the cover.


Declare the plugin dependency in the build.gradle file, as shown here:

dependencies {


Add your Sentry DSN to your grails-app/conf/application.yml.

            dsn: https://{PUBLIC_KEY}:{SECRET_KEY}{PATH}{PROJECT_ID}

The DSN can be found in project's Settings under Client Keys (DSN) section.

The plugin will sent notifications to Sentry by default, if you want to disable notifications for an specific environment set the active option as false.

                    active: false
                    active: false

You can also configure the multiple logger to which you want to append the sentry appender. You can also set the server name, but it is recommended to don't set this configuration and let the plugin to resolve it.

Optional configurations

# Not tested on Grails 3 plugin...
            loggers: [LOGGER1, LOGGER2, LOGGER3]
            environment: staging
            levels: [ERROR]
            tags: {tag1: val1,  tag2: val2, tag3: val3}
                MODULE1: [,]
                MODULE2: [,]
                MODULE3: [,]
            logClassName: true
            logHttpRequest: true
            disableMDCInsertingServletFilter: true
            springSecurityUser: true
                id: 'id'
                email: 'emailAddress'
                username: 'login'
                data: # Additional properties to be retrieved from user details object and passed as extra properties to Sentry user interface.
                    - 'authorities'
                HIGH: [java.lang,]
                MID: []
                LOW: []

Check Sentry-java documentation to configure connection, protocol and async options in your DSN. If you are sending extra tags from the plugin for the exceptions, make sure to enable the corresponding tag on sentry tag settings for the particular project to see the tag as a filter on the exception stream on sentry.


Logback Appender

The Logback Appender is automatically configured by the plugin, you just have to set enabled environments as shown in Configuration section.

All application exceptions will be logged on sentry by the appender. The appender is configured to log just the ERROR and WARN levels. To log manually just use the log.error() method.


You also can use sentryClient to sent info messages to Sentry:

import io.sentry.SentryClient
import io.sentry.event.Event
import io.sentry.event.EventBuilder
import io.sentry.event.interfaces.ExceptionInterface

SentryClient sentryClient // To inject Spring bean raven client in your controllers or services

// Send simple message
sentryClient?.sendMessage("some message")

// Send exception
sentryClient?.sendException(new Exception("some exception"))

// Custom event
EventBuilder eventBuilder = new EventBuilder()
           .withMessage("This is a test")


Latest releases

  • 2018-07-16 V11.7.25 : upgrade Sentry java lib to 1.7.25 + stack trace sanitizer
  • 2018-07-16 V11.7.24 : upgrade Sentry java lib to 1.7.24 + Grails 4 upgrade
  • 2018-05-18 V11.7.4 : upgrade Sentry java lib to 1.7.4 + bug fixes
  • 2018-02-09 V11.6.5 : upgrade Sentry java lib to 1.6.5 + bug fixes
  • 2017-11-09 V11.4.0.3 : fixes
  • 2017-08-03 V11.4.0.2 : fixes
  • 2017-08-03 V11.4.0 : upgrade Sentry java lib to 1.4.0 + bug fix, thanks to donbeave PR #37
  • 2017-07-17 V11.3.0 : upgrade Sentry java lib to 1.3.0 + bug fix, thanks to donbeave PR #34
  • 2017-07-04 V11.2.0 : upgrade Sentry java lib to 1.2.0 (which replaces the deprecated Raven java lib)
  • 2017-06-06 V8.0.3 : upgrade Raven java lib to 8.0.3
  • 2017-02-01 V7.8.1 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.8.1
  • 2016-11-22 V7.8.0.2 : event environment support
  • 2016-10-29 V7.8.0.1 : minor bug fix, thanks to donbeave PR
  • 2016-10-19 V7.8.0 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.8.0
  • 2016-10-10 V7.7.1 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.7.1
  • 2016-09-27 V7.7.0.1 : bug fix
  • 2016-09-26 V7.7.0 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.7.0, release support added to events
  • 2016-08-22 V7.6.0 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.6.0, Spring Security integration improvements, thanks to donbeave PR
  • 2016-07-22 V7.4.0 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.4.0, better logging and support for Spring Security Core , thanks to donbeave PR
  • 2016-06-22 V7.3.0 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.3.0
  • 2016-05-03 V7.2.1 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.2.1
  • 2016-04-12 V7.1.0.1 : minor update
  • 2016-04-06 V7.1.0 : upgrade Raven java lib to 7.1.0, thanks to donbeave PR (WARNING: Raven package has been renamed from net.kencochrane.raven to com.getsentry.raven)
  • 2015-08-31 V6.0.0 : initial release for Grails 3.x


To report any bug, please use the project Issues section on GitHub.


Please contribute using Github Flow. Create a branch, add commits, and open a pull request.


Copyright © 2016 Alan Rafael Fachini, authors, and contributors. All rights reserved.

This project is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 - see the LICENSE file for details.

Maintained by

Agorapulse & Scentbird