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OpenTracing bridge for the native Zipkin tracing implementation Zipkin Go.


This package is a simple bridge to allow OpenTracing API consumers to use Zipkin as their tracing backend. For details on how to work with spans and traces we suggest looking at the documentation and README from the OpenTracing API.

For developers interested in adding Zipkin tracing to their Go services we suggest looking at Go kit which is an excellent toolkit to instrument your distributed system with Zipkin and much more with clean separation of domains like transport, middleware / instrumentation and business logic.


Please check the zipkin-go package for information how to set-up the Zipkin Go native tracer. Once set-up you can simple call the Wrap function to create the OpenTracing compatible bridge.

import (
	zipkinhttp ""
	zipkinot ""

func main() {
	// bootstrap your app...
	// zipkin / opentracing specific stuff
		// set up a span reporter
		reporter := zipkinhttp.NewReporter("http://zipkinhost:9411/api/v2/spans")
		defer reporter.Close()
		// create our local service endpoint
		endpoint, err := zipkin.NewEndpoint("myService", "")
		if err != nil {
			log.Fatalf("unable to create local endpoint: %+v\n", err)

		// initialize our tracer
		nativeTracer, err := zipkin.NewTracer(reporter, zipkin.WithLocalEndpoint(endpoint))
		if err != nil {
			log.Fatalf("unable to create tracer: %+v\n", err)

		// use zipkin-go-opentracing to wrap our tracer
		tracer := zipkinot.Wrap(nativeTracer)
		// optionally set as Global OpenTracing tracer instance
	// do other bootstrapping stuff...

For more information on zipkin-go-opentracing, please see the documentation at go doc.




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var Delegator delegatorType

    Delegator is the format to use for DelegatingCarrier.


    func Wrap

    func Wrap(tr *zipkin.Tracer, opts ...TracerOption) opentracing.Tracer

      Wrap receives a zipkin tracer and returns an opentracing tracer


      type B3InjectOption

      type B3InjectOption int

        B3InjectOption type holds information on B3 injection style when using native OpenTracing HTTPHeadersCarrier.

        const (
        	B3InjectStandard B3InjectOption = iota

          Available B3InjectOption values

          type DelegatingCarrier

          type DelegatingCarrier interface {
          	State() (model.SpanContext, error)
          	SetState(model.SpanContext) error

            DelegatingCarrier is a flexible carrier interface which can be implemented by types which have a means of storing the trace metadata and already know how to serialize themselves

            type FinisherWithDuration

            type FinisherWithDuration interface {
            	FinishedWithDuration(d time.Duration)

              FinisherWithDuration allows to finish span with given duration

              type SpanContext

              type SpanContext model.SpanContext

                SpanContext holds the basic Span metadata.

                func (SpanContext) ForeachBaggageItem

                func (c SpanContext) ForeachBaggageItem(handler func(k, v string) bool)

                  ForeachBaggageItem belongs to the opentracing.SpanContext interface

                  type TracerOption

                  type TracerOption func(opts *TracerOptions)

                    TracerOption allows for functional options. See:

                    func WithB3InjectOption

                    func WithB3InjectOption(b3InjectOption B3InjectOption) TracerOption

                      WithB3InjectOption sets the B3 injection style if using the native OpenTracing HTTPHeadersCarrier

                      func WithObserver

                      func WithObserver(observer otobserver.Observer) TracerOption

                        WithObserver assigns an initialized observer to

                        type TracerOptions

                        type TracerOptions struct {
                        	// contains filtered or unexported fields

                          TracerOptions allows creating a customized Tracer.