Laravel 6.x, and 7.x

Laravel is supported using a native package: sentry-laravel.

This guide is for Laravel 6.x, and 7.x. We also provide instructions for the latest Laravel as well as Lumen-specific instructions.

Install the sentry/sentry-laravel package:

composer require sentry/sentry-laravel

If you're on Laravel 5.5 or higher, the package will be auto-discovered. Otherwise you will need to manually configure it in your config/app.php.

'providers' => array(
    // ...
'aliases' => array(
    // ...
    'Sentry' => Sentry\Laravel\Facade::class,

Add Sentry reporting to App/Exceptions/Handler.php.

public function report(Exception $exception)
    if ($this->shouldReport($exception) && app()->bound('sentry')) {


Configure the Sentry DSN with this command:

php artisan sentry:publish --dsn=

It creates the config file (config/sentry.php) and adds the DSN to your .env file.


You can test your configuration using the provided sentry:test artisan command:

php artisan sentry:test

You can verify that Sentry is capturing errors in your Laravel application by creating a route that will throw an exception:

Route::get('/debug-sentry', function () {
    throw new Exception('My first Sentry error!');

Visiting this route will trigger an exception that will be captured by Sentry.

When Sentry is installed in your application, it will also be active when you are developing or running tests.

You most likely don't want errors to be sent to Sentry when you are developing or running tests. To avoid this, set the DSN value to null to disable sending errors to Sentry.

You can also do this by not defining SENTRY_LARAVEL_DSN in your .env or by defining it as SENTRY_LARAVEL_DSN=null.

If you do leave Sentry enabled when developing or running tests, it's possible for it to have a negative effect on the performance of your application or test suite.

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