Ratchet.io plugin for the Pyramid web framework
Latest commit 6271b86 Feb 26, 2013 @sbezboro sbezboro deprecating


This library is deprecated, please use pyrollbar


pyramid_ratchet is a simple middleware for reporting errors from Pyramid apps to Ratchet.io.

If pyramid_debugtoolbar is available, it will be monkey-patched so that exception pages show a link to the relevant item in Ratchet.io.


pyramid_ratchet requires:

  • Python 2.6 or 2.7
  • Pyramid 1.2+
  • requests 0.12+
  • a Ratchet.io error reporting account


Install using pip:

pip install pyramid_ratchet


Add pyramid_ratchet to the end of your pyramid.includes:

pyramid.includes =

Add the bare minimum configuration variables:

ratchet.access_token = 32charactertoken

Most users will want a few extra settings to take advantage of more features:

ratchet.access_token = 32charactertoken
ratchet.environment = production
ratchet.branch = master
ratchet.root = %(here)s

To enable Person tracking (to associate errors with users), attach a "ratchet_person" property to your request objects. It should return a dictionary containing an 'id' identifying the user (any string up to 40 characters), and may optionally include 'username' and 'email' (255-char strings). For example:

class MyRequest(pyramid.request.Request):

@property def ratchet_person(self):

return {
'id': get_user_id(self), 'username': get_username(self), 'email': get_user_email(self)


# when setting up your Configurator: config = Configurator(settings=settings, request_factory=MyRequest)

If your request objects don't have a ratchet_person object, pyramid_ratchet will look for request.user_id instead.

Here's the full list of configuration variables:

Access token from your Ratchet.io project

One of:

  • blocking -- runs in main thread
  • thread -- spawns a new thread
  • agent -- writes messages to a log file for consumption by ratchet-agent

default: thread

Environment name. Any string up to 255 chars is OK. For best results, use "production" for your production environment.
Absolute path to the root of your application, not including the final /. %(here)s is probably what you want.

Name of the checked-out branch.

default: master

If handler is agent, the path to the log file. Filename must end in .ratchet

When true, adds a hook to send a test error report (but not interrupt the request in any other way) whenever the query string contains pyramid_ratchet_test=true.

default: true


URL items are posted to.

default: https://submit.ratchet.io/api/1/item/


Base URL of the Ratchet.io web interface (used for links on the exception debug page)

default https://ratchet.io


If true, pyramid_debugtoolbar will be monkeypatched so that exception debug pages include a link to the item in Ratchet.io

default true


List of field names to scrub out of POST. Values will be replaced with astrickses. If overridiing, make sure to list all fields you want to scrub, not just fields you want to add to the default. Param names are converted to lowercase before comparing against the scrub list.

default ['passwd', 'password', 'secret']


Contributions are welcome. The project is hosted on github at http://github.com/ratchetio/pyramid_ratchet

Additional Help

If you have any questions, feedback, etc., drop us a line at support@ratchet.io