Migration Guide

Table of Content

Benefits

  • Unified Interfaces With Other SDKs: The design of sentry-raven is outdated compared with our modern Sentry SDKs. If you also use other Sentry SDKs, such as Sentry's JavaScript SDK for your frontend application, you'll notice that their interfaces are quite different from the one provided for sentry-raven. The new sentry-ruby SDK provides a more consistent user experience across all different platforms.

  • Performance Monitoring: The Sentry Ruby SDK includes performance monitoring, which you can enable if you haven't already as (discussed here).

  • Future Support: sentry-raven has entered maintenance mode, which means it won't receive any new feature supports or aggressive bug fixes.

  • Better Extensibility: Unlike sentry-raven, sentry-ruby is built with extensibility in mind and will allow the community to build extensions for different integrations/features.

Major Changes

Integrations Were Extracted

Sentry's Ruby SDK still supports integration with Rack by providing built-in middleware, but you'll need to install gems for integrations with Rails, sidekiq, delayed_job, and other libraries.

Currently available integrations are:

We'll also support these in the near future:

  • resque

Removed Processors

In sentry-raven we have different processor classes for data scrubbing. But updated Sentry Ruby SDK doesn't support these processors. Instead, to protect users' sensitive data, the Ruby SDK adds a new configuration option of send_default_pii. When the value is set to false (default), sensitive information, such as

  • user ip
  • user cookie
  • request body

will not be sent to Sentry.

You can re-enable it by setting:

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config.send_default_pii = true

As for scrubbing sensitive data, please use Sentry's Advanced Data Scrubbing feature.

New Components and Structure

Senty's Ruby SDK uses a unified structure, which introduces two new components: Hub and Scope (which are both documented here). Most users won't interact with Hub directly, but will need Scope to configure contextual data.

Context Interfaces Changed

In sentry-raven, we provided helpers like Raven.user_context for setting contextual data. In our updated Ruby SDK, those helpers were removed, and you'll need to use a different approach for setting those data like:

Configure data globally

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# Before
Raven.user_context(id: 1)

# After
Sentry.set_user(id: 1)

Configure data in a local scope

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# Before
Raven.tag_context(foo: "bar") do
  Raven.capture_message("test")
end

# After
Sentry.with_scope do |scope|
  scope.set_user(id: 1)

  Sentry.capture_message("test")
end

Configuration Changes

Removed

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config.sanitize_credit_cards
config.sanitize_fields
config.sanitize_fields_excluded
config.sanitize_http_headers

config.scheme
config.secret_key
config.server

config.tags
config.logger
config.encoding

# please only use config.before_send
config.should_capture
config.transport_failure_callback

Renamed/Relocated

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config.current_environment #=> config.environment
config.environments #=> config.enabled_environments

config.rails_report_rescued_exceptions #=> config.rails.report_rescued_exceptions with sentry-rails installed

config.ssl #=> config.transport.ssl
config.ssl_ca_file #=> config.transport.ssl_ca_file
config.ssl_verification #=> config.transport.ssl_verification
config.timeout #=> config.transport.timeout
config.open_timeout #=> config.transport.open_timeout
config.proxy #=> config.transport.proxy
config.http_adapter #=> config.transport.http_adapter
config.faraday_builder #=> config.transport.faraday_builder

Added

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# this behaves similar to the old config.scheme option
config.transport.transport_class = MyTransportClass

API Changes

In this section, we provide code examples to guide you through the changes required for the migration.

Installation

Old:

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gem "sentry-raven"

New:

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gem "sentry-ruby"

# and the integrations you need
gem "sentry-rails"
gem "sentry-sidekiq"
gem "sentry-delayed_job"

Configuration

Old:

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Raven.configure do |config|
  config.dsn = "DSN"
end

New:

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Sentry.init do |config|
  config.dsn = "DSN"
end

Set Contextual Data (global)

Old:

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Raven.user_context(id: 1)
Raven.context.tags = { foo: "bar" }
Raven.context.extra = { debug: true }

New:

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Sentry.set_user(id: 1)
Sentry.set_tags(foo: "bar")
Sentry.set_extras(debug: true)

Set Contextual Data (local)

Old:

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Raven.user_context(id: 1) do
  # send event
end
Raven.tag_context(foo: "bar") do
  # send event
end
Raven.extra_context(debug: true) do
  # send event
end

New:

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Sentry.with_scope do |scope|
  scope.set_user(id: 1)
  scope.set_tags(foo: "bar")
  scope.set_extras(debug: true)
  # send event
end

Manual Message/Exception Capturing

Old:

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Raven.capture_message("test", extra: { debug: true })

New:

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Sentry.capture_message("test", extra: { debug: true })

Example Apps

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