Bugsnag API toolkit for Ruby
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Bugsnag API Toolkit for Ruby

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The library allows for quick read/write access to the Bugsnag Data Access API from your Ruby applications. You can use this library to build your own applications which leverage data found in your Bugsnag dashboard.

Version 2.x (current) of this gem corresponds to v2 of the Data Access API, while 1.x uses the (deprecated) v1 of the Data Access API.

If you are looking to automatically detect crashes in your Ruby apps, you should take a look at the Bugsnag Ruby Detection Library instead.

This library borrows heavily from the code and philosophies of the fantastic Octokit library. A big thanks to @pengwynn and the rest of the Octokit team!



Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem "bugsnag-api"

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install bugsnag-api


Require gem

require 'bugsnag/api'

Making Requests

API methods are available as module methods or as client instance methods.

# Provide authentication credentials
Bugsnag::Api.configure do |config|
  config.auth_token = "your-personal-auth-token"

# Access API methods
organizations = Bugsnag::Api.organizations


# Create an non-static API client
client = Bugsnag::Api::Client.new(auth_token: "your-personal-auth-token")

# Access API methods on the client
organizations = client.organizations

Consuming Resources

Most methods return a Resource object which provides dot notation and [] access for fields returned in the API response.

# Fetch an organization
org = Bugsnag::Api.organization("organization-id")

puts org.name
# => "Acme Co"

puts org.fields
# => #<Set: {:id, :name, :slug, :creator, :created_at, :updated_at, :auto_upgrade, :upgrade_url, :billing_emails}>

puts org.id
# => "50baed0d9bf39c1431000003"

# => "https://api.bugsnag.com/organizations/50baed0d9bf39c1431000003/..."

Accessing Related Resources

Resources returned by Bugsnag API methods contain not only data but hypermedia link relations:

project = Bugsnag::Api.projects("organization-id")

# Get the users rel, returned from the API as users_url in the resource
# => "https://api.bugsnag.com/projects/50baed0d9bf39c1431000003/errors"

errors = project.rels[:errors].get.data
# => "Can't find method: getStrng()"

When processing API responses, all *_url attributes are culled in to the link relations collection. Any url attribute becomes .rels[:self].


API usage requires authentication. You can authenticate using either your Bugsnag account's auth token or with your Bugsnag user credentials.

# Authenticate with your Bugsnag account's auth token
Bugsnag::Api.configure do |config|
  config.auth_token = "your-personal-auth-token"

# Authenticate using your Bugsnag email address and password. Unavailable when
# using multi-factor authentication.
Bugsnag::Api.configure do |config|
  config.email = "example@example.com"
  config.password = "password"


Many Bugsnag API resources are paginated. While you may be tempted to start adding :page parameters to your calls, the API returns links to the next and previous pages for you in the Link response header, which we expose in rels:

errors = Bugsnag::Api.errors("project-id", per_page: 100)
last_response = Bugsnag::Api.last_response
until last_response.rels[:next].nil?
  last_response = last_response.rels[:next].get
  errors.concat last_response.data

Accessing HTTP responses

While most methods return a Resource object or a Boolean, sometimes you may need access to the raw HTTP response headers. You can access the last HTTP response with Client#last_response:

organization = Bugsnag::Api.organizations.first
response = Bugsnag::Api.last_response
status = response.headers[:status]

API Methods

The following methods are available via Bugsnag::Api and the Client interface. For more information, consult the API documentation


# List your organizations
orgs = Bugsnag::Api.organizations

# Get a single organization
org = Bugsnag::Api.organizations("organization-id")


# List organization collaborators
users = Bugsnag::Api.collaborators("organization-id")

# List project collaborators
users = Bugsnag::Api.collaborators(nil, "project-id")

# Invite a user to an account
user = Bugsnag::Api.invite_collaborators("org-id", "example@example.com", {
  admin: true

# Update a user's account permissions
user = Bugsnag::Api.update_collaborator_permissions("org-id", "user-id", {
  admin: false

# Remove a user from an account
Bugsnag::Api.delete_collaborator("org-id", "user-id")


# List error comments
comments = Bugsnag::Api.comments("project-id", "error-id")

# Get a single comment
comment = Bugsnag::Api.comment("project-id", "comment-id")

# Create a comment
comment = Bugsnag::Api.create_comment("project-id", "error-id", "comment message")

# Update a comment
comment = Bugsnag::Api.update_comment("comment-id", "new comment message")

# Delete a comment


# List project errors
errors = Bugsnag::Api.errors("project-id", "project-id")

# Get a single error
error = Bugsnag::Api.error("project-id", "error-id")

# Update a single error
error = Bugsnag::Api.update_errors("project-id", "error-id")

# Update bulk errors
error = Bugsnag::Api.update_errors("project-id",
                                   ["error-id1", "error-id2"])

# Delete an error
error = Bugsnag::Api.delete_error("project-id", "error-id")


# List project events
events = Bugsnag::Api.events("project-id")

# List error events
events = Bugsnag::Api.error_events("project-id", "error-id")

# Get the latest event
event = Bugsnag::Api.latest_event("project-id", "error-id")

# Get a single event
event = Bugsnag::Api.event("project-id", "event-id")

# Delete an event
Bugsnag::Api.delete_event("project-id", "event-id")

Event Fields

# list a project's event fields

# create an event field
Bugsnag::Api.create_event_field("project-id", "display id", "path.to.field", {})

# update an event field
Bugsnag::Api.update_event_field("project-id", "display id", "new.path.to.field")

# delete an event field
Bugsnag::Api.delete_event_field("project-id", "display id")


# List organization projects
projects = Bugsnag::Api.projects("organization-id")

# Get a single project
project = Bugsnag::Api.project("project-id")

# Create a project
project = Bugsnag::Api.create_project("organization-id", "project name", "rails")

# Update a project
project = Bugsnag::Api.update_project("project-id", {
  name: "New Name"

# Regenerate a project API key

# Delete a project


# list a project's pivots

# list pivot values
Bugsnag::Api.pivot_values("project-id", "display id")

Advanced Configuration


By default, https://api.bugsnag.com is used for API access, if you are using Bugsnag Enterprise, you can configure a custom endpoint.

Bugsnag::Api.configure do |config|
  config.endpoint = "http://api.bugsnag.example.com"


If you are using a proxy, you can configure the API client to use it.

Bugsnag::Api.configure do |config|
  config.proxy = {
    uri:        "http://proxy.example.com",
    user:       "foo",
    password:   "bar"


The Bugsnag API Toolkit for Ruby is free software released under the MIT License. See LICENSE.txt for details.