Single Sign-On via Google and New Pricing

Today we’re launching updated pricing for our Small, Medium, and Large tiers. As we’ve done in the past, you’ll be grandfathered into your existing plan. Grandfathered plans remain the same price with the same feature set (and limitations). One caveat to that is the restrictions limited and hobbyist plans (see below).

Updated Pricing and Quotas

The new plans are now member-restricted. This ensures we’re able to offer things like SSO to smaller teams, without having to seriously crank up prices. As always, our large plan brings the most freedom.

Prices and quotas for the new plans:

  • Small ($29/mo)
    10 members, 20 events per minute

  • Medium ($99/mo)
    25 members, 50 events per minute

  • Large ($249/mo)
    unlimited members, 200 events per minute

Integration with Google Apps

The biggest change with the new plans is that all of our company-focused tiers now include Single Sign-On for Google Apps. This means that switching to the new Small ($29), Medium ($99), or Large ($249) will give you full access to Google SSO. If you’re not using Google and you’re on our new Large plan, please let us know, as we have upcoming integrations for other providers and we’re happy to put you on the early preview list when they’re ready.

Changes to Limited and Hobbyist Plans

Today we begin enforcing the long-stated membership quotas on the limited and hobbyist tiers. These plans have always been our way of providing a cheap service for people who are building side projects. Unfortunately, many people have accidentally or purposely taken advantage of that in the past, both in terms of data and quotas. Additional members (beyond the first) on these accounts will be locked out until the account is upgraded.

As always, if you have any question or concerns, hit up support at

Better Team Managment in Sentry

Today we’re rolling out several improvements to the way teams are managed in Sentry. We feel these changes will help your organization become more autonomous, as well as provide ways for its members to reduce any unnecessary noise. Here’s a quick look at what’s new:

Joining and leaving teams

Before, teams were only visible if you were a member of the team or if you had global access. Today we’ve introduced an ‘All Teams’ tab that surfaces teams in your organization that you might want to be a part of.

There was also no way to leave a team once you were added. This was especially annoying for users with global access as they are automatically added as members of every team. Now team members can choose which teams they want to be a part of.

Open and closed membership for organizations

Organizations can now set whether they want team membership to be open or closed. With open membership, any member can join. With closed membership, a member must first request to join a team. Admins will see pending requests in the app as well as be notified via email.

Let us know what you think at

Continuous Deployment with Freight

Early on at Sentry we set up Jenkins to automatically deploy after a passing build. Eventually we wanted better control over where we were deploying, and when (i.e. branch FOO to staging). To solve this we started with simple parameterized builds, and effectively had something working. Unfortunately when it came down to adding external controls we hit the age-old API issues within Jenkins itself.

Enter Freight

When we started going heads down on Sentry this year, it was a goal to make sure our tooling was functional and accessible. While we don’t want to invest a lot of time into those things, we want to ensure our day-to-day workflows are smooth. We started off by looking at what tools exist, and found things like GitHub’s Heaven. Originally going down that path, we quickly (though reluctantly) decided we were better off writing our own, as we’re not rubyists, and some of the design decisions simply didn’t make sense for our security model.

Enter Freight. Freight is heavily inspired by GitHub’s Heaven project, but it has a few key distinctions:

  • It’s not coupled to GitHub
  • It can run entirely behind a firewall

Beyond that there’s a lot of things in common, but at the core they’re both just task runners.

Freight Deploy List

Freight Deploy Log

A Simple Core

Just like Heaven, Freight is entirely focused on executing deploys, primarily through simple commands.

A few key things are already done for you:

  • Multiple apps and environments.
  • Management of the source repository (unique per app).
  • Basic workspace management (repository is copied over, and deploy is executed from new location).
  • Abstractions for deploy provider, validation checks, and notifiers.

In our case, we simply plug in our existing Fabric deploy scripts (using the Shell provider):

    "command": "bin/fab -a -i {ssh_key} -R {environment} {task}:sha={sha}"

Freight automatically fills these in with the appropriate values at runtime.

We’ve also bundled in checks for GitHub Context (we use CircleCI), as well as notifications for Slack.

API Driven

Freight is an API-first project. It’s becoming what is the modern standard in reusable and accessible tooling. The choice allows us the ability to quickly whip up a React-based frontend, as well as integrations such as hubot-freight:

Freight Hubot Integration

We’ve also built out a very basic command line utility, freight-cli:

$ freight deploy --help
Usage: freight deploy [OPTIONS] APP

  --env TEXT
  --ref TEXT
  -f, --force
  --help       Show this message and exit.

$ freight deploy getsentry --env staging
Created new Task with ID = 404

$ freight tail 404
(waiting for output..)
>> Check has passed: github
>> Running ['git', 'fetch', '--all', '-p']
Fetching origin
Warning: Permanently added ',' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
>> Running ['git', 'clone', '/tmp/freight-repo-1', '/tmp/freight-workspace-70653104e33011e496e95a5015beb482']
Cloning into '/tmp/freight-workspace-70653104e33011e496e95a5015beb482'...

An Early Preview

We’re huge believers in open source, and while Freight is fairly early, we’ve kept all of it’s development public. The source, as well as the intended goals are all available on GitHub. While today the setup requires you to have a little bit of knowledge around how Python packages work, it’s fairly quick to run on Heroku.

It’s our hope to continue the open source tradition that started Sentry wherever possible, and developer services are the lifeblood of a lot of what we do. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Welcome Armin Ronacher

We’ve been building Sentry the product for a while now, but we’ve only recently begun building Sentry the business. With the overwhelming adoption of both our open source and paid products, it’s become clear that we no longer have a little side project — It’s time to up our game.

Enter Armin Ronacher. Many of you may know Armin through his wildly popular Flask and Jinja projects as well as his presence in the Python community. Armin is a long-time colleague and friend. When he and I would talk about the future, it was clear that given the opportunity we could build something special together.

That’s why it’s my pleasure to officially welcome Armin to Sentry. Armin is a machine and brings a breadth of experience to the team, especially in areas where we want to grow. This is the beginning of something great and I hope you’re as excited as we are.

Sentry + Facepunch Studios

Culturally, the common thread at Sentry is gaming. More often than not we’ll close out a day by hopping on voice chat and firing up a game. Lately, that game has been Rust.

Rust is a multiplayer sandbox survival game for the PC, Mac, and Linux. It’s inspired by titles like DayZ and Minecraft in the sense that you must collect resources and craft items in order to progress. There’s no objectives, no storyline — just you and a world full of other players trying not to die.

We got word that the people behind Rust were using Sentry to prioritize their bug fixes. After recovering from hyperventilation and several high-five related injuries, we talked to Garry Newman, creator of Rust (and yes, Garry’s Mod) about his experience.

Culturally, the common thread at Sentry is gaming. More often than not we’ll close out a day by hopping on voice chat and firing up a game. Lately, that game has been Rust.

Read the full story in our Customer Spotlight with Facepunch Studios.