Enables logging, tracing and error reporting to Google Stackdriver for the Laravel framework

0.2.2 2020-04-14 10:53 UTC

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Enables logging, tracing and error reporting to Google Stackdriver for Laravel. Requires PHP >= 7.1


Tracing Error reporting


Via Composer

composer require gluedev/laravel-stackdriver

And publish the config file

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="GlueDev\Laravel\Stackdriver\StackdriverServiceProvider"


First, you will want to open config/stackdriver.php. Here you can see that you have four environment settings available to enable and disable the different features of this package:


The first variable listed has priority over the others.


At the time of writing, Google prefers you to authenticate using a service account. It will throw a warning otherwise, which you can (but probably should not) disable by setting SUPPRESS_GCLOUD_CREDS_WARNING=true

Create a service account with the appropriate roles attached to it and add it to your project. Make sure not to commit this file to git, because of security. You can then specify the path to the service account JSON file in the keyFilePath or in the STACKDRIVER_KEY_FILE_PATH environment variable.


Tracing requires the OpenCencus module to be installed. As we use docker, this is how we install it:

RUN pecl install opencensus-alpha
RUN docker-php-ext-enable opencensus

Please note: If you run in to an undefined symbol: ZVAL_DESTRUCTOR error after installing the OpenCencus extension, it is recommended to build the extension yourself, following these instructions.


Other than changing the values in the config file, logging needs no additional setup.

Error reporting

Error reporting requires you to add the following to the report function in your Exceptions/handler.php

use GlueDev\Laravel\Stackdriver\StackdriverExceptionHandler;

 * Report or log an exception.
 * @param \Exception  $exception  
 * @return void  
public function report(Exception $exception)  

Log in to Google Cloud Console and you should start seeing logs, traces and errors appear.

Batch daemon

Google also provides a batch daemon, which is recommended to use. We have seen issues with slow time to first byte on requests when the daemon was not running. The easiest way to run the daemon is using Supervisor. An example configuration for you to edit:

command = php -d auto_prepend_file='' -d disable_functions='' /app/vendor/bin/google-cloud-batch daemon
process_name = %(program_name)s
user = application
numprocs = 1
autostart = true
autorestart = true
stdout_logfile = /dev/stdout
stdout_logfile_maxbytes = 0
stderr_logfile = /dev/stderr
stderr_logfile_maxbytes = 0

You also need to tell Google that the daemon is running. This is done by setting the IS_BATCH_DAEMON_RUNNING=true.

And that is it!

Change log

Please see the changelog for more information on what has changed recently.



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