Automatically captured data

Bugsnag automatically captures a variety of data to help you debug your errors. You may wish to avoid capturing some types of data, particularly if there are privacy implications for your users.

User information

User information is used to show you which errors are impacting the most users. Set your own user identifiers if you want to be able to find errors affecting individual users.

Data Default value Preventing collection
ID The username of an authenticated user, or the remote address of an unauthenticated user Modify user in a callback
Email The authenticated user’s email address Modify user in a callback
Name The authenticated user’s name Modify user in a callback
Authenticated Whether the user is authenticated Modify user in a callback

Device information

Information about the device can be useful to identify if an error is only occurring on some devices.

Data Default value Preventing collection
Hostname The hostname of the device Modify device in a callback

Request information

Details about the request can be helpful to reproduce errors.

Data Default value Preventing collection
Method The HTTP method, e.g. GET, PUT, POST Modify meta_data['request'] in a callback
Path The path component of the request URL Modify meta_data['request'] in a callback
Encoding The encoding of the request, e.g. ‘utf-8’ Modify meta_data['request'] in a callback
GET parameters The parsed query parameters from a GET request Modify meta_data['request'] in a callback
POST parameters The parsed body from a POST request Modify meta_data['request'] in a callback
URL The full URL requested by the client Modify meta_data['request'] in a callback
Environment All HTTP headers from the request Modify meta_data['environment'] in a callback

Error information

Modifying error information may affect error grouping.

Data Default value Preventing collection
Context The route URL, or request method and path Modify context in a callback
Error class The class name of the exception Modify exception in a callback
Error message The message of the error that occured Modify exception in a callback
Stack trace The stack trace (traceback) of the error that occured, including file names line numbers and surrounding lines of code Modify stacktrace in a callback

Logging

If the logging integration is used, some contextual information is collected to populate the “extra data” tab.

Data Default value Preventing collection
asctime The formatted time string of when the log occurred Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback
Created The time the log occurred Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback
Level name The text level of the log Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback
Level number The numeric level of the log Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback
msecs The milliseconds portion of the created time Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback
Name The name of the logger Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback
Process The ID of the running process Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback
Process name The name of the running process Modify meta_data['extra_data'] in a callback