OpenTelemetry requests Instrumentation

This library allows tracing HTTP requests made by the requests library.


import requests
from opentelemetry.instrumentation.requests import RequestsInstrumentor

# You can optionally pass a custom TracerProvider to instrument().
response = requests.get(url="")


Exclude lists

To exclude certain URLs from being tracked, set the environment variable OTEL_PYTHON_REQUESTS_EXCLUDED_URLS (or OTEL_PYTHON_EXCLUDED_URLS as fallback) with comma delimited regexes representing which URLs to exclude.

For example,

export OTEL_PYTHON_REQUESTS_EXCLUDED_URLS="client/.*/info,healthcheck"

will exclude requests such as https://site/client/123/info and https://site/xyz/healthcheck.



Default implementation for name_callback, returns HTTP {method_name}.


method – string representing HTTP method


span name

class opentelemetry.instrumentation.requests.RequestsInstrumentor(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: BaseInstrumentor

An instrumentor for requests See BaseInstrumentor


Return a list of python packages with versions that the will be instrumented.

The format should be the same as used in requirements.txt or pyproject.toml.

For example, if an instrumentation instruments requests 1.x, this method should look like: :rtype: Collection[str]

def instrumentation_dependencies(self) -> Collection[str]:

return [‘requests ~= 1.0’]

This will ensure that the instrumentation will only be used when the specified library is present in the environment.

static uninstrument_session(session)[source]

Disables instrumentation on the session object.