AppDynamics

AppDynamics is an application performance monitoring solution that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time visibility and insight into IT environments. With our unique AIOps solution, you can take the right action at exactly the right time with automated anomaly detection, rapid root-cause analysis, and a unified view of your entire application ecosystem, including private and public clouds.

Authenticating

AppDynamics uses API Key Auth, a developer-friendly delegated access protocol. Quolum has already connected the necessary wires with AppDynamics. Using a sequence of click-throughs, your organization's administrator allows Quolum to make API calls to AppDynamics without getting access to passwords.

Step 1: Initiate a connection to AppDynamics

Click the Connect button from the Connections card. If you are not an admin, you can invite your organization's AppDynamics admin to make a connection to your AppDynamics organization account. When you click on the Connect button, the web browser will open a pop-up asking API Key and API Secret as shown in Step 2.

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Quolum Catalog: AppDynamics App

Step 2: Log in to AppDynamics

Log in to AppDynamics using your organization's credentials. The exact login mechanism may depend on your AppDynamics plan, and the sign-in mechanism used. You may have corporate SSO such as Azure AD, GSuite, or Okta along with multi-factor authentication. Sometimes you may need to enter an API key and a token, the step by step details of which can be found in step 3. Once you have successfully logged-in you can find the API Key and API Secret as mentioned below in Step 3.

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AppDynamics Authentication

Step 3: Finding the API Key and API Secret in Appdynamics

Step 3.1: Go to your app dynamics account admin page(accounts.appdynamics.com/overview). There we can find all the information that is required as shown above.

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AppDynamics API Tojen

Step 4: Back to Quolum

Once you have granted access to Quolum, the Connect button on the Connections card would now say Reconnect. Reconnect is used to reauthenticate under circumstances where the access has expired.

Under the hood

Using the OAuth protocol, Quolum now has delegated access to your AppDynamics Workspace. The Quolum server, running on Amazon AWS VPC, will be able to make API calls and retrieve feature-level utilization of projects, stories, and tasks. Later, this data is crunched and available for visualization on the Quolum dashboard.