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.

Application information

Information about the application can be useful to identify if an error occurs in certain versions.

Data Default value Preventing collection
Type The primary app framework Override the app_type property during Bugsnag configuration

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 server Override the hostname property during Bugsnag configuration

Rake task information

Bugsnag automatically captures data about the running task, on a rake_task metadata tab.

This tab can be removed in its entirety using the remove_tab method within a middleware or callback.

Data Default value Preventing collection
Name The task’s name Filter name using meta_data_filters
Description The task’s description Filter description using meta_data_filters
Arguments Arguments provided to the task Filter arguments using meta_data_filters

Error information

Modifying error information may affect error grouping.

Data Default value Preventing collection
Error class The exception’s class name Override the error data within a report using a callback and the exceptions method
Error message The exception’s message Override the error data within a report using a callback and the exceptions method
Stack trace A stack trace derived from the exception, containing code, filenames, methods and line numbers Override the error data within a report using a callback and the exceptions method
Context The name of the task Override the report’s context using a callback or custom middleware