Track New Relic app metrics in Geckoboard

In this article, we'll show how to use our New Relic data source to display information from your New Relic data on your Geckoboard dashboard.

Create a New Relic widget

To create a New Relic widget for your dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Click Add widget, located in the top right of your dashboard.
  2. Search for New Relic using the Search sources field.

    Alternatively, you can also scroll down the alphabetical list of integrations until you reach the New Relic integration.
  3. Click on the New Relic integration.
  4. Select the type of New Relic widget you want to add.

Create a connection with New Relic

When adding your first New Relic widget you'll need to connect to and authenticate your New Relic account, so that we're able to collect your data and display it on the dashboard. You only need to create this connection once.

To connect your New Relic account with Geckoboard, follow these steps:

  1. The authentication panel will ask you to Name this connection. Create a distinct name for your connection, to differentiate it from other accounts later on. Connect Geckoboard with New Relic
  2. You'll then need to enter your REST API key and Account ID. These are required by Geckoboard to access your New Relic account.


    New Relic offers several different types of API keys. It's important that you create a Rest API Key, otherwise you may see the error Invalid account details or your account doesn't have full access to New Relic API.

  3. From the New Relic menu bar, select Account Settings, then API Keys. Navigate to the API Keys section in your New Relic account.
  4. On the right side of the screen, under the "Not seeing your keys?" section, click the link to REST API key. Click link to navigate to New Relic's Rest API key section.
  5. Click Create Rest API Key, or copy your existing key. New_Relic_API_Connection
  6. In Geckoboard, paste the API Key into the connection panel.New_Relic_API_Connection
  7. Select your Data region. You can determine your data region by checking the URL when you're logged into your New Relic account.Enter your New Relic data region you're usingIf it's then it's EU; otherwise it's US.Check your New Relic URL to determine which data region you're using
  8. Click on the Connect button to start configuring your New Relic widget.
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