Installing Airbrake in a Gorilla/mux application


The gobrake package makes it quick and easy to monitor your Gorilla/mux app’s performance. It only takes a few minutes to start collecting real performance data so let’s jump right in!

Installation & Configuration

Step 1: Install the latest version of gobrake

go get github.com/airbrake/gobrake/v5
import (
  gorillabrake "github.com/airbrake/gobrake/v5/gorilla"

Step 2: Configure the Airbrake Gorilla/mux middleware

Configuration is done through the gobrake.NotifierOptions struct, which you are supposed to pass to gobrake.NewNotifierWithOptions.

var notifier = gobrake.NewNotifierWithOptions(&gobrake.NotifierOptions{
  ProjectId:   <YOUR PROJECT ID>, // <-- Fill in this value
  ProjectKey:  "<YOUR API KEY>", // <-- Fill in this value
  Environment: "production",

To find <YOUR PROJECT ID> and <YOUR API KEY> navigate to your project’s Settings and copy the values from the right sidebar.

Now pass the notifier in the custom middleware provided by gobrake i.e. gorillabrake and add it as a middleware.

r := mux.NewRouter()
r.Use(gorillabrake.New(notifier, r))

Voilà you are ready to start performance monitoring to Airbrake from your Gorilla/mux app. Please look into sample example to get more idea.

Additional Settings

Please visit our Gobrake overview for details on useful features like:


In case you have a problem, question or a bug report, feel free to file an issue.