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A hapi plugin to return an error view for web requests, providing more details of the issue. Also, provides the error stacktrace within the browser and you can skip the extra look at your command line to catch the issue.

hapi-dev-errors default error view

You can choose Youch to handle your error reporting by using the useYouch: true option. hapi-dev-errors integrates seamlessly with Youch and delegates the error handling, if activated. The view will look like this:

hapi-dev-errors Youch error view


This plugin uses async/await which requires Node.js v8 or newer.


Add @bakjs/dev-errors as a dependency to your project:

npm i -S @bakjs/dev-errors
# you’re using NPM shortcuts to (i)nstall and (-S)ave the module as a dependency 
# NPM v5 users, this way is yours 
npm i @bakjs/dev-errors


Check out the examples directory and get an impression on how to configure hapi-dev-errors with the individual plugins options and how to customize the error view.


hapi-dev-errors is disabled by default to avoid leaking sensitive error details during production.

Enable the plugin by define a "truthy" value for the showErrors option.

The most straight forward way to register the hapi-dev-errors plugin:

await server.register({
    plugin: require('hapi-dev-errors'),
    options: {
      showErrors: process.env.NODE_ENV !== 'production'
// went smooth like chocolate :)

Plugin Registration Options

The following plugin options allow you to customize the default behavior of hapi-dev-errors:

  • showErrors: (boolean), default: false — by default, the plugin is disabled and keeps hapi's default error handling behavior
  • useYouch: (boolean), default: false — use Youch to handle and display the error instead of using hapi-dev-error’s default handling
  • template: (string), no default — provide the template name that you want to render with h.view(template, errorData)
await server.register({
    plugin: require('hapi-dev-errors'),
    options: {
        showErrors: process.env.NODE_ENV !== 'production',
        template: 'my-error-view'
// went smooth like chocolate :)

Provided Values for Your Custom Error View

hapi-dev-errors supports the template option while registering the plugin. Provide a template name to use your personal error template and not the default one shipped with hapi-dev-errors. In case you pass a string value for the template name, the view will be rendered with h.view(template, errorData).code(500).

Available properties to use in your custom error view:

  • title: error title like Internal Server Error
  • statusCode: HTTP response status code (always 500)
  • message: error message, like Uncaught error: h.view(...).test is not a function
  • method: HTTP request method, like GET
  • url: URL request path, like /signup
  • headers: HTTP request headers object, in key-value format
  • payload: HTTP request payload, only available for HTTP methods other than GET, in key-value format
  • stacktrace: error stacktrace

Feature Requests

Do you miss a feature? Please don’t hesitate to create an issue with a short description of your desired addition to this plugin.

Links & Resources


  1. Create a fork
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request 🚀


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