Sentry's Java SDK enables capturing sessions for Release health as well as reporting messages and errors.

Sentry for Java is a collection of modules provided by Sentry; it supports Java 1.8 and above. At its core, Sentry for Java provides a raw client for sending events to Sentry. To begin, we highly recommend you use one of the logging libraries or framework integrations.

The Sentry Java SDK can be used with Kotlin, Scala, and other JVM languages. Code examples are typically provided in both Java and Kotlin.

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

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

plugins {
  id "io.sentry.jvm.gradle" version "4.8.0"

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.

import io.sentry.Sentry;

Sentry.init(options -> {

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

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 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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