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Installation and Setup

Install errormator_client using pip:

pip install errormator-client

Main Documentation location

Errormator developer documentation contains most up to date information


usage (example for pyramid or other WSGI pipeline compatible solutions like Zope):

In your INI file you need to add:

use = egg:errormator_client
debug = false
errormator = true
errormator.server_url =
errormator.api_key = YOUR_API_KEY
#404 gathering
errormator.report_404 = true
... other config vars go here....

    pipeline =
    .....your other pipeline entries ....

for pylons app you can modify config/ import the callable and add this lines:

#exception gathering
# CUSTOM MIDDLEWARE HERE (filtered by error handling middlewares)

app = make_errormator_middleware(app,config)

and add in your ini:

errormator = true
errormator.server_url =
errormator.api_key = YOUR_API_KEY
errormator.report_404 = true

additional config variables you can set in config object:

errormator.server_name - identifier for Instance/Server Name your application is running on
(default: auto determined fqdn of server)
errormator.timeout - connection timeout when communicating with API
errormator.reraise_exceptions - reraise exceptions when wsgi catches exception
errormator.slow_requests - record slow requests in application (needs to be enabled for slow datastore recording)
errormator.logging - enable hooking to application loggers
errormator.logging.level - minimum log level for log capture
errormator.logging_on_error - send logs only from erroneous/slow requests (default false)
errormator.slow_request_time - (float/int) time in seconds after request is considered being slow
(default 3)
errormator.report_404 - enables 404 error logging (default False)
errormator.report_errors - enables 500 error logging (default True)
errormator.buffer_flush_interval - how often send data to mothership Errormator (default 5)
errormator.force_send - send all data after request is finished - handy for crons or other voliatile applications
errormator.environ_keys_whitelist - list of addotonal keywords that should be grabbed from environ object
(can be string with comma separated list of words in lowercase)
(by default client will always send following info 'REMOTE_USER', 'REMOTE_ADDR', 'SERVER_NAME', 'CONTENT_TYPE'
+ all keys that start with HTTP* this list be extended with additional keywords set in config)
errormator.request_keys_blacklist - list of keywords that should be blanked from request object
(can be string with comma separated list of words in lowercase)
(by default client will always blank keys that contain following words
'password', 'passwd', 'pwd', 'auth_tkt', 'secret', 'csrf', this list be extended with additional keywords set in config)
errormator.log_namespace_blacklist = list of namespaces that should be ignores when gathering log entries
(can be string with comma separated list of namespaces
by default the client ignores own entries: errormator_client.client)

Errormator client also provides slow call and datastore timing capabilities, currently out of the box folliwing libraries are supported:

  • urllib
  • urllib2
  • urllib3
  • requests
  • pysolr
  • httplib
  • most used dbapi2 drivers

All of client capabilities are enabled by default (usually 1s is considered slow), but you can change the amount of time a call is considered slow by passing variable to client settings ini

errormator.timing.pysolr = 0.1
errormator.timing.dbapi2_psycopg2 = 0.1

Or add a key to your settings object


If for some reason you want to disable timing of specific library - just set the time value to false.

Configuring errormator and django

For django framework there is separate compatible middleware provided.

Modify your settings file to contain:

        'errormator': True,
        'errormator.server_url': '',
        'errormator.api_key': 'YOUR_API_KEY',
        'errormator.catch_callback': False,
        'errormator.report_404': True,
        'errormator.logging': True,
        'errormator.logging.level': 'WARNING',
        'errormator.slow_request': True,
        'errormator.slow_request.time': 30,
        'errormator.slow_request.sqlalchemy': True,
        'errormator.slow_query.time': 7,
        'errormator.buffer_flush_time': 5,

Additionally middleware stack needs to be modified with additional middleware:


Please note that errormator middleware should be the first one in stack to function properly.

Changing default scaffold configuration in Pyramid Web Framework

Default scaffolds in pyramid 1.3 have a section called [app:main] - errormator client expects that you are using wsgi pipeline instead to position itself in it.

The easiest way to accomplish that is to alter your configuration file to look like this:

[app:main] becomes [app:yourappname]

and inside your configuration, above [server:main] directive following directive should appear:

pipeline =
    ... your other middleware you may have ...

Exception views in Pyramid Web Framework and Errormator

Pyramid uses exception views to serve nice html templates when exception occurs. Unfortunately this means that exception is handled BEFORE it reaches errormator’s middleware so 500 error data will never get sent to errormator.

This is how you can handle error handling inside your error_view:

def error_view(exc, request):
    from errormator_client.exceptions import get_current_traceback
    traceback = get_current_traceback(skip=1, show_hidden_frames=True, ignore_system_exceptions=True)
    request.environ['errormator.client'].py_report(request.environ, traceback, message=None,http_status=500)
    request.response.status = 500
    return {}

Sensitive data filtering

The client by default blanks out COOKIE,POST,GET for keys like: ‘password’,’passwd’,’pwd’,’auth_tkt’

This behaviour can be altered to filter all kinds of data from the structures that get sent to the server by passing dotted module name in configuration:

errormator.filter_callable =


def callable_name(structure, section=None):
    structure['request']['SOMEVAL'] = '***REMOVED***'
    return structure

Errormator will try to import and use callable_name as the function that accepts parameters (structure, section) and returns altered data structure.

Please note that this functionality can be used to alter things like errormator grouping mechanism - you can set this variable based on values present in structure generated by the client

errormator_client is BSD licensed, consult LICENSE for details.

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