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Change the alias for your application (v2)

The application name you see in the New Relic user interface is a human-readable alias for the primary name assigned in your configuration settings. If you change it, the name of your app is updated everywhere in the platform, including APM, browser monitoring, etc.

By default, the alias is the same as the name used in the agent configuration file. Changing the alias does not affect the agent's configured name, and data still reports using that name.

Set application alias and modify Apdex thresholds

To change the alias for the app name from the New Relic REST API (v2), use this command. You can also change the app alias from New Relic's API Explorer by selecting Applications > Update.

  • You will need to supply the ${APPID}, ${API_KEY}, and the alias name you want the application to be displayed as in the New Relic UI.
  • You must also provide APP_APDEX_THRESHOLD, BROWSER_APDEX_THRESHOLD, and the monitoring enabled BOOLEAN (true or false) even if they are not being modified.
curl -X PUT "https://api.newrelic.com/v2/applications/${APPID}.json" \
-H "X-Api-Key:${API_KEY}" -i \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d \
"application": {
"name": "name",
"settings": {
"app_apdex_threshold": APP_APDEX_THRESHOLD,
"end_user_apdex_threshold": BROWSER_APDEX_THRESHOLD,
"enable_real_user_monitoring": BOOLEAN

This is the equivalent of using the APM UI to change the displayed app name. This will not change the app identifier name under which your data will be collected. It will only change the app name that appears in the New Relic user interface.

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