BOM for Google Cloud Trace



Google Stackdriver Trace Client for Java

Java idiomatic client for Stackdriver Trace.

Maven Stability


If you are using Maven with BOM, add this to your pom.xml file



If you are using Maven without BOM, add this to your dependencies:


If you are using Gradle 5.x or later, add this to your dependencies

implementation platform('')

implementation ''

If you are using Gradle without BOM, add this to your dependencies

implementation ''

If you are using SBT, add this to your dependencies

libraryDependencies += "" % "google-cloud-trace" % "2.0.6"


See the Authentication section in the base directory's README.


The client application making API calls must be granted authorization scopes required for the desired Stackdriver Trace APIs, and the authenticated principal must have the IAM role(s) required to access GCP resources using the Stackdriver Trace API calls.

Getting Started


You will need a Google Cloud Platform Console project with the Stackdriver Trace API enabled.

Follow these instructions to get your project set up. You will also need to set up the local development environment by installing the Google Cloud SDK and running the following commands in command line: gcloud auth login and gcloud config set project [YOUR PROJECT ID].

Installation and setup

You'll need to obtain the google-cloud-trace library. See the Quickstart section to add google-cloud-trace as a dependency in your code.

About Stackdriver Trace

Stackdriver Trace is a distributed tracing system that collects latency data from your applications and displays it in the Google Cloud Platform Console. You can track how requests propagate through your application and receive detailed near real-time performance insights.

See the Stackdriver Trace client library docs to learn how to use this Stackdriver Trace Client Library.


To get help, follow the instructions in the shared Troubleshooting document.


Stackdriver Trace uses gRPC for the transport layer.

Supported Java Versions

Java 7 or above is required for using this client.

Google's Java client libraries, Google Cloud Client Libraries and Google Cloud API Libraries, follow the Oracle Java SE support roadmap (see the Oracle Java SE Product Releases section).

For new development

In general, new feature development occurs with support for the lowest Java LTS version covered by Oracle's Premier Support (which typically lasts 5 years from initial General Availability). If the minimum required JVM for a given library is changed, it is accompanied by a semver major release.

Java 11 and (in September 2021) Java 17 are the best choices for new development.

Keeping production systems current

Google tests its client libraries with all current LTS versions covered by Oracle's Extended Support (which typically lasts 8 years from initial General Availability).

Legacy support

Google's client libraries support legacy versions of Java runtimes with long term stable libraries that don't receive feature updates on a best efforts basis as it may not be possible to backport all patches.

Google provides updates on a best efforts basis to apps that continue to use Java 7, though apps might need to upgrade to current versions of the library that supports their JVM.

Where to find specific information

The latest versions and the supported Java versions are identified on the individual GitHub repository and on google-cloud-java.


This library follows Semantic Versioning.


Contributions to this library are always welcome and highly encouraged.

See CONTRIBUTING for more information how to get started.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms. See Code of Conduct for more information.


Apache 2.0 - See LICENSE for more information.

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