Single Sign-On is now Open Source

Sentry + GitHub + Google

Sentry has always been a company built on open source fundamentals. In our past jobs we constantly pushed organizations to allow us to open source our work. At Sentry, nobody needs permission to open source code, and as part of that we’re going to keep doubling down on our commitment to providing high quality open source software. Today that includes the release of two of our SSO components, allowing you to use Single Sign-On in the On-Premise version of Sentry for both Google Apps and GitHub Orgs.

Enabling SSO

While SSO has been available in the open source version of Sentry for quite some time, it has been disabled by default (behind a feature switch). If you’re using the 8.0 beta this is no longer the case, but for anyone else, you’ll need to start by enabling the SSO feature in your

from sentry.conf.server import *

SENTRY_FEATURES['organizations:sso'] = True

From there, you’ll simply need to install whichever provider you’re using and restart services to register the extension:

Once done, you’ll see the provider show up under in organization’s dashboard under the Auth subheading.

Moving Forward

We’re aiming to do even more with SSO in the future. In the short term we’ve got a bit of work to do on stabilizing and documenting the APIs. Down the road we also plan to open source adapters for SAML, OneLogin, and Okta, as well as standard Active Directory support. If you’re not keen on waiting, and your organization needs this already, let us know and we’ll be happy to work with you to get things off the ground.

It’s our belief that great software should be available whether you’re a large corporation with a massive budget, or simply a small team churning through instant ramen. This is just another step we take towards making Sentry available to everyone.

Austin Drinkup

DjangoCon is in Austin this week and myself, Ted, and Armin will be kicking off Sentry’s first community drinkup. Whether you’re here for the conference or just a local, come have a drink and some conversation on us.


Tuesday, September 8th at 8PM.


HandleBar, 121 E 5th St

Welcome Ted Kaemming

We’re excited to announce that Ted Kaemming is joining the engineering team at Sentry.

Previously, Ted worked on infrastructure projects at Disqus, including Samsa (a Python client for Apache Kafka 0.7, which was later renamed to pykafka), a change capture and replication system for PostgreSQL, and other foundational systems. He also refuses to drink anything below a 90 on Beer Advocate.

Ted will be continuing to work on similar projects at Sentry, where he will be helping to improve the performance, reliability, and usefulness of both hosted and open-source Sentry.

Help us welcome Ted by giving him a shout on Twitter, or following him on GitHub.

Welcome Matt Robenolt

We’re excited to announce that Matt Robenolt is officially joining the engineering team at Sentry.

Matt is a long time member of the Sentry project and avid open source contributor. Five years ago, Matt started fixing bugs and contributing to numerous Raven clients. When we eventually launched the SaaS offering, Matt stuck around as a core contributor and general advisor. During the time, Matt led the operations team at Disqus and has given a number of talks about #webscale and JavaScript.

Matt will be owning the Sentry infrastructure as we grow and continue to push open source to the limits.

Help us welcome Matt by giving him a shout on Twitter or following him on GitHub.