To use Sentry with your Electron application, you will need to use both Raven.js SDKs, one for Browser and one for Node.js. Browser SDK is used to report all errors from Electron’s renderer process, while Node.js is used to report main process errors.

On its own, Raven.js will report any uncaught exceptions triggered from your application. For advanced usage examples of Raven.js, please read Raven.js usage.


Both packages are available via npm.

$ npm install raven raven-js --save

Configuring the Client

First, let’s configure main process, which uses the Node.js SDK:

var Raven = require('raven');

Raven.config('___PUBLIC_DSN___', {
  captureUnhandledRejections: true

And now renderer process, which uses the Browser SDK:

var Raven = require('raven-js');

window.addEventListener('unhandledrejection', function (event) {

This configuration will also take care of unhandled Promise rejections, which can be handled in various ways. By default, Electron uses standard JS API. To learn more about handling promises, refer to Promises documentation.

Sending environment information

It’s often a good idea to send platform information along with a caught error. Some things that we can easily add, but are not limited to, are:

  • Environment type (browser/renderer)
  • Electron version
  • Chrome version
  • Operation System type
  • Operation System release

You can configure both processes in the same way. To do this, require the standard Node.js module os and add a tags attribute to your config call:

var os = require('os');
var Raven = require('raven');

Raven.config('___PUBLIC_DSN___', {
  captureUnhandledRejections: true,
  tags: {
    process: process.type,
    electron: process.versions.electron,
    chrome: process.versions.chrome,
    platform: os.platform(),
    platform_release: os.release()