ProGuard Mapping Upload

sentry-cli can be used to upload proguard files to Sentry however in most situations you would use the gradle plugin to do that. There are some situations however where you would upload proguard files manually (for instance when you only release some of the builds you are creating).

Basic Upload

The upload-proguard command is the one to use for uploading proguard files. It takes the path to one or more proguard mapping files and will upload them to Sentry. If you want to associate them with an Android app you should also point it to a processed AndroidManifest.xml from a build intermediate folder. Example:

sentry-cli upload-proguard \
    --android-manifest app/build/intermediates/manifests/full/release/AndroidManifest.xml \

Since the sentry-java client needs to know the UIUD of the mapping file, you will need to embed it in a file. If you supply --write-properties that is done automatically:

sentry-cli upload-proguard \
    --android-manifest app/build/intermediates/manifests/full/release/AndroidManifest.xml \
    --write-properties app/build/intermediates/assets/release/ \

Upload Options


This parameter prevents Sentry from triggering reprocessing right away. It can be useful under rare circumstances where you want to upload files in multiple batches and you want to ensure that Sentry does not start reprocessing before some optional dsyms are uploaded. Note though that someone can still in the meantime trigger reprocessing from the UI.


Disables the actual upload. This runs all steps for the processing but does not trigger the upload (this also automatically disables reprocessing. This is useful if you just want to verify the mapping files and write the proguard UUIDs into a proeprties file.


Requires at least one file to upload or the command will error.

UUID Format

Unlike most debug information files, proguard files themselves do not carry an unique identifier that can be used to uniquely identify the file. Since this causes unnecessary complexities we give the files a SHA1 UUID based on the checksum of the file. You can use sentry-cli difutil check on a proguard file to see the generated UUID.

If you want to generate the UUID yourself you can do so with the following algorithm (Python code for reference):

import uuid

NAMESPACE = uuid.uuid5(uuid.NAMESPACE_DNS, "")

def get_proguard_uuid(filename):
    with open(filename, 'rb') as f:
        return uuid.uuid5(NAMESPACE,