The Sentry Gradle Plugin is an addition to the main Java SDK and offers seamless integration with the Gradle build system. It supports the following features:

  • Auto-installation of Sentry Java SDK and relevant integrations
  • External dependencies report
  • Uploading Source Context

Using Gradle in your application module's build.gradle add:

plugins {
    id "io.sentry.jvm.gradle" version "4.4.0"

We expose the following configuration values directly in build.gradle:

sentry {
    // Enables more detailed log output, e.g. for sentry-cli.
    // Default is false.
    debug = true

    // Generates a source bundle and uploads it to Sentry.
    // This enables source context, allowing you to see your source
    // code as part of your stack traces in Sentry.
    // Default is disabled. To enable, see the source context guide.
    includeSourceContext = true

    // Includes additional source directories into the source bundle.
    // These directories are resolved relative to the project directory.
    additionalSourceDirsForSourceContext = ["mysrc/java", "other-source-dir/main/kotlin"]

    // Disables or enables dependencies metadata reporting for Sentry.
    // If enabled, the plugin will collect external dependencies and
    // upload them to Sentry as part of events. If disabled, all the logic
    // related to the dependencies metadata report will be excluded.
    // Default is enabled.
    includeDependenciesReport = true

    // Automatically adds Sentry dependencies to your project.
    autoInstallation {
        enabled = true

The plugin automatically adds the Sentry Java SDK as well as available Sentry integrations as dependencies if it detects a library dependency we support. For example, if your project has a dependency on graphql-java the plugin will automatically add sentry-graphql as an additional dependency.

See our documentation on Source Context.

The plugin automatically collects an application's external dependencies (including transitive ones), and generates a compile-time report. The Sentry Java SDK picks up the report at runtime and sends it along with every Sentry event. The event dependencies metadata will look something like this:

Java dependencies report

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