Upload a Custom Activity to Aternity

Add a custom activity to Aternity to monitor the performance of any key user actions in an enterprise app by uploading its signature file, which contains the core definition of that activity. This requires the role of Edit Configuration or View Configuration. You can create your own custom activities for any business app by monitoring any user action, like a mouse click or a key press, and measuring the time until the app's GUI responds. In Aternity, you can compare response times in any app across the enterprise, and troubleshoot performance by seeing when they perform slower.

For example, define a custom activity to measure a search for a customer in your CRM, from selecting Search until displaying the results. Or you can monitor the time check an item in your inventory, or save an invoice in your financial system.

Learn more.

Create and upload a custom activity

Create multiple action-response pairs, known as activities, in web apps which run inside browsers, desktop apps which run locally on your computer, or mobile apps on Android or iOS.

To upload an application event, learn more.

Before you begin

Before you upload a custom activity to Aternity, ensure you have done the following:

  • Add the application to be managed in Aternity by selecting the Gear Icon > Managed Applications.


    Do NOT add a new application in the Monitors Settings screen. You must add it only in the Monitored Application screen, because there Aternity adds the required default settings, which are essential to the smooth running of the dashboards.

  • You must first create a custom activity or application event and export it as a signature file (learn more).


  1. Step 1 Open a browser and sign in to Aternity.
  2. Step 2 Select the Gear Icon > Managed Applications > <app_name> > Add Activity.
    Add an activity to a managed application
  3. Step 3 Select Select a file to upload to browse to your saved XML file, or drag and drop it into the Add Activity window.
    Select the XML file that contains the activity signature

    The activity appears in the list with default incident detection and SLA threshold values. Aternity assigns it to the Test Group rollout.