Push notifications via the Dynatrace mobile app
Dynatrace offers multiple channels for receiving alerts to detected problems in your environment. In addition to traditional channels, such as email, we also offer direct integrations with many popular third-party channels, including Slack, Jira, and Opsgenie. In addition to these options, you can also receive alerts via the Dynatrace mobile app.
The Dynatrace mobile app, which is available for both iOS and Android, delivers push notifications to your preferred mobile device and offers quick insights into all problems detected by Dynatrace. Problems are fetched and updated in near real-time, so the Dynatrace mobile app offers a convenient way of staying up to date on the state of evolving problems in your environment.
The Dynatrace mobile app allows users to observe multiple Dynatrace environments. It can be set up to receive push notifications from Dynatrace SaaS environments and Dynatrace Managed environments.
Supported operating systems
The Dynatrace mobile app can be installed on the following operating systems.
Connect your Dynatrace environments with the Dynatrace mobile app
To connect your Dynatrace environments with the Dynatrace mobile app, follow the instructions below that correspond to the Dynatrace deployment model you use.
Before connecting your environments with the Dynatrace mobile app, you need to download the app through the iOS App Store or Google Play. You can also find the download links on the page that appears if you select Receive alerts via mobile app from the user menu in the upper-right corner of the Dynatrace menu bar.
To add all your SaaS environments, log into the mobile app with your Dynatrace SaaS account login. All your environments will appear as tabs.
Before connecting your Dynatrace environments with your mobile app, check the following requirements:
- In case your Dynatrace Managed server is running behind a corporate firewall, you must first set up a Cluster ActiveGate that is accessible from the internet.
- Make sure that your firewall is configured to allow incoming network connections to the configured Cluster ActiveGate domain on the configured port.
- If there's a firewall in front of the Cluster ActiveGate, make sure that it is configured to send the correct security certificates.
- Use the DigiCert checker to verify that the certificate of your publicly accessible ActiveGate passes all validation checks. Without a valid domain certificate, iOS and Android will block unsecure communication requests.
To connect one of your Dynatrace Managed environments with your Dynatrace mobile app
Access your monitoring environment from your desktop browser.
Select Receive alerts via mobile app from the user menu in the upper-right corner of the Dynatrace menu bar to enter the connect page.
Install the mobile app on your mobile through the iOS App Store or Google Play.
Connect your mobile app to your monitoring environment. There are two ways to do this, either via a QR code or via an email link.
Connect via a QR code
Use a QR reader app of your choice on the mobile phone to scan the QR code provided on the connect page, after selecting the operating system of your mobile phone from the drop list. Once the QR code is scanned, a message appears at the top of your mobile screen (Open in Dynatrace). Tap this message and your monitoring environment will be added to the Dynatrace mobile app for real-time notifications.
Connect via an email link
Enter your email address and click Send the link by email. Access your email from your mobile phone and click the link that you'll receive. This link will take you to your monitoring environment on your mobile phone. Subsequently, select Click on the link to connect your app with this environment to add your monitoring environment to the Dynatrace mobile app for real-time notification.
Once your environment is successfully connected, you’ll see your Dynatrace Managed environment listed with the other environments you’ve connected with your app.
Dynatrace Managed - Mobile App API access token
The API token has the following access scopes assigned:
To review your generated mobile API token, select Personal access tokens from the user menu in the upper-right corner of the Dynatrace menu bar.
Dynatrace mobile app communication with Dynatrace Managed
This section explains how your Dynatrace Managed cluster communicates with the Dynatrace mobile app. The communication is two-way. First, the Dynatrace Managed cluster pushes minimal information (only the problem title and the problem unique ID) through Mission Control. Then your mobile app can fetch all detailed problem information on demand. Just click a notification to fetch updated info about a problem.
To access the problem details API you need to install a publicly accessible ActiveGate. Access is secured by the automatically generated user-specific API token mentioned above. This token is restricted to the mobile app REST API and can't be misused for other API calls or to log into the cluster.
The following diagram illustrates how push notifications are sent out to your iOS and Android mobile devices and how problem details are fetched on demand.