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AWS X-Ray SDK for Node.js

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The AWS X-Ray SDK for Node.js is compatible with Node.js version 4 and later. The AWS X-Ray SDK for Node.js has been tested with versions 4.x through 12.x of Node.js. There may be issues when running on versions of Node.js newer than 12.x.

The SDK is available from NPM. For local development, install the SDK in your project directory with npm.

npm install aws-xray-sdk

Use the --save option to save the SDK as a dependency in your application's package.json.

npm install aws-xray-sdk --save

Getting Help

Use the following community resources for getting help with the SDK. We use the GitHub issues for tracking bugs and feature requests.

Opening Issues

If you encounter a bug with the AWS X-Ray SDK for Node.js, we want to hear about it. Before opening a new issue, search the existing issues to see if others are also experiencing the issue. Include the version of the AWS X-Ray SDK for Node.js, Node.js runtime, and other dependencies if applicable. In addition, include the repro case when appropriate.

The GitHub issues are intended for bug reports and feature requests. For help and questions about using the AWS X-Ray SDK for Node.js, use the resources listed in the Getting Help section. Keeping the list of open issues lean helps us respond in a timely manner.


The developer guide provides in-depth guidance about using the AWS X-Ray service. The API Reference provides guidance for using the SDK and module-level documentation.


This monorepo hosts the following npm packages for the SDK:

This repo uses Lerna to manage multiple packages. To install Lerna:

npm install lerna

To install devDependencies and peerDependencies for all packages:

lerna bootstrap --hoist

To run tests for all packages:

lerna run test

or go to each package and run npm test as usual.


The AWS X-Ray SDK for Node.js is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License. See LICENSE and NOTICE.txt for more information.

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