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Is it possible to redact the crash stacktrace before sending?

See original GitHub issue

We have found that some SocketTimeoutExceptions may contain source IP addresses in their messages. Due to the company policy, we need to ensure that no Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is being collected by any of our services or that we block any access to it from our end.

We’ve taken care of redacting error logs and exception stacktraces that would end up in an ACRA report when logging silent exceptions, but I’m wondering if it’s possible to redact the stacktrace of a crash log at all? I’m aware that:

  • it’s unlikely we’d let the app crash with a SocketTimeoutException
  • unlikely that many other exceptions print out IP addresses in their messages
  • the same crash log would end up in Play console, unredacted

But we’d like to take some proactive steps to prove we’re doing anything we can to avoid collecting PII where possible.

Would redacting the crash stacktrace be a case of implementing a Collector extension containing code similar to the StacktraceCollector but just making sure the stacktrace is redacted?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:6 (3 by maintainers)

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F43nd1rcommented, Feb 8, 2021
martynamaroncommented, Feb 15, 2021

Remember you need to use kapt instead of apt when using kotlin.

Right, that was indeed the problem, I’m getting the REDACTED_STACK_TRACE field as expected now, thanks!

I’ll try with post processing though, to redact the actual stack trace as you suggested 🙌🏻

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