Spring Boot

There are two variants of Sentry available for Spring Boot. If you're using our Gradle plugin it will pick the right dependency for you. If you're manually adding the dependency and using Spring Boot 2, use sentry-spring-boot-starter (GitHub). If you're using Spring Boot 3, use sentry-spring-boot-starter-jakarta instead (GitHub).

Sentry's integration with Spring Boot supports Spring Boot 2.1.0 and above to report unhandled exceptions as well as release and registration of beans. If you're on an older version, use our legacy integration.

The sentry-spring-boot-starter and sentry-spring-boot-starter-jakarta libraries enhance Sentry Spring to:

  • manage a fine-grained configuration using application.properties or application.yaml
  • automatically include the release when Spring Boot Git integration is configured
  • automatically register BeforeSendCallback, BeforeBreadcrumbCallback, EventProcessor, Integration beans

On this page, we get you up and running with Sentry's SDK.

Don't already have an account and Sentry project established? Head over to sentry.io, then return to this page.

Sentry captures data by using an SDK within your application’s runtime.


We recommend using our Gradle plugin as it can add integrations and provide source context for events.

If you are manually adding multiple Sentry dependencies, you can add a bill of materials to avoid specifying the version of each dependency.

Configuration should happen as early as possible in your application's lifecycle.

Sentry's Spring Boot integration auto-configures sentry.in-app-packages property with the package where @SpringBootApplication or @SpringBootConfiguration annotated class is located.

Provide a sentry.dsn property using either application.properties or application.yml:


# Set traces_sample_rate to 1.0 to capture 100%
# of transactions for tracing.
# We recommend adjusting this value in production.

By default, only unhandled exceptions are sent to Sentry. This behavior can be tuned through configuring the sentry.exception-resolver-order property. For example, setting it to -2147483647 (the value of org.springframework.core.Ordered#HIGHEST_PRECEDENCE) ensures exceptions that have been handled by exception resolvers with higher order are sent to Sentry - including ones handled by @ExceptionHandler annotated methods.


We recommend using Sentry's Spring Boot integration with one of the logging framework integrations as they work together seamlessly. To use Sentry without Spring Boot, we recommend using the Sentry Spring integration.

Once this integration is configured you can also use Sentry’s static API, as shown on the usage page, to record breadcrumbs, set the current user, or manually send events, for example.

This snippet includes an intentional error, so you can test that everything is working as soon as you set it up.

import io.sentry.Sentry;

try {
  throw new Exception("This is a test.");
} catch (Exception e) {

Learn more about manually capturing an error or message in our Usage documentation.

To view and resolve the recorded error, log into sentry.io and open your project. Clicking on the error's title will open a page where you can see detailed information and mark it as resolved.

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