Legacy SDK

Raven-Go provides a Sentry client implementation for the Go programming language.

Getting Started

Getting started with Sentry is a three step process:

  1. Sign up for an account
  2. Install your SDK
  3. Configure it


Raven-Go can be installed like any other Go library through go get:

go get github.com/getsentry/raven-go


To use raven-go, you’ll need to import the raven package, then initialize your

DSNThe Data Source Name (DSN) key tells the Sentry SDK where to send events, ensuring they go to the right project.
globally. If you specify the SENTRY_DSN environment variable, this will be done automatically for you. The release and environment can also be specified in the environment variables SENTRY_RELEASE and SENTRY_ENVIRONMENT respectively. More on this in Configuration section.

package main

import "github.com/getsentry/raven-go"

func init() {

Next Steps

For more detailed information about how to get the most out of raven-go there is additional documentation available that covers all the rest:


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