Add @sentry/node as a dependency:

npm install --save @sentry/node

Configure Sentry as a middleware:

import connect from "connect";
import * as Sentry from "@sentry/node";

// or using CommonJS
// const connect = require('connect');
// const Sentry = require('@sentry/node');

// Must configure Sentry before doing anything else with it
Sentry.init({ dsn: "" });

function mainHandler(req, res) {
  throw new Error("My first Sentry error!");

function onError(err, req, res, next) {
  // The error id is attached to `res.sentry` to be returned
  // and optionally displayed to the user for support.
  res.statusCode = 500;
  res.end(res.sentry + "\n");

  // The request handler must be the first item


  // The error handler must be before any other error middleware

  // Optional fallthrough error handler

requestHandler accepts some options that let you control its behavior and decide what data should be included in the event sent to Sentry.

Possible options are:

// keys to be extracted from the request
request?: boolean | string[]; // default: true = ['cookies', 'data', 'headers', 'method', 'query_string', 'url']

// include server name in the event data?
serverName?: boolean; // default: true

// pattern for transaction name
//   path == request.path (eg. "/foo")
//   methodPath == request.method + request.path (eg. "GET|/foo")
//   handler == function name (eg. "fooHandler")
transaction?: boolean | 'path' | 'methodPath' | 'handler'; // default: true = 'methodPath'

// keys to be extracted from req.user
user?: boolean | string[]; // default: true = ['id', 'username', 'email']

// include client ip address in the event data?
ip?: boolean; // default: false

// include node version in the event data?
version?: boolean; // default: true

// timeout for fatal route errors to be delivered
flushTimeout?: number; // default: 2000

For example, if you want to skip the server name and add just user, you would use requestHandler like this:

    serverName: false,
    user: ["email"],

By default, errorHandler will capture only errors with a status code of 500 or higher. If you want to change it, provide it with the shouldHandleError callback, which accepts a middleware error as its argument, decides whether an event should be sent to Sentry or not, and returns the appropriate boolean value.

    shouldHandleError(error) {
      // Capture all 404 and 500 errors
      if (error.status === 404 || error.status === 500) {
        return true;
      return false;
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