Getting started with Uptrace

Getting started with Uptrace is easy:

  1. To host Uptrace yourself, download and install Uptrace binary. Or createopen in new window a free cloud account and let us manage Uptrace for you.

  2. To start receiving data, use the DSN (connection string) you've obtained on the previous step to configure Uptrace distro for your programming language.

  1. Instrumentopen in new window your application with plugins for popular frameworks and libraries.

  2. Install OpenTelemetry Collector to monitor host metrics, Redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL and many more.

  3. You can also use Vector to collect logs from a file or a syslog.

Have questions? Get help via Telegramopen in new window or start a discussionopen in new window on GitHub.


Uptrace DSN is a connection string that contains connections details for an Uptrace backend and a secret token that grants write access to a project.

For example, DSN http://project1_secret_token@localhost:14317/1 contains the following information:

  • http tells the client to disable TLS. Use https to enable TLS.
  • localhost:14317 is an address of the Uptrace backend. The cloud version always uses the address without a port.
  • project1_secret_token is a secret token that is used for authentication.
  • /1 is a project id.

You can always find your project DSN on the project settings page or by clicking on the Help icon:

Uptrace DSN

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