Installing the Chrome Browser Extension
uberAgent’s browser web app performance functionality requires a browser extension to be installed. This article lists the necessary steps.
To enable data collection from Chrome make sure uberAgent’s BrowserPerformanceChrome metric is enabled in the configuration. In the default configuration, BrowserPerformanceChrome is enabled.
The extension is available from two different channels: release and beta. The release channel gets only fully-tested versions of the extension, while the beta channel additionally gets beta-quality versions.
We recommend putting the majority of users on the release channel and a small minority on the beta channel.
For tests and PoCs, it may be easiest to install uberAgent’s Chrome extension manually from the Chrome Web Store.
Install the extension from release channel on the Chrome Web Store.
Install the extension from beta channel on the Chrome Web Store.
Deployment of uberAgent’s Chrome extension is easily possible with Group Policy. Follow the steps in the Chromium Documentation to configure the ExtensionInstallForcelist setting.
To configure Chrome to install the uberAgent extension from the standard Chrome Web Store update URL add the following to the ExtensionInstallForcelist setting:
uberAgent’s Chrome extension uses native messaging to communicate with the agent. In a default configuration of Chrome, native messaging is not restricted.
If native messaging has been restricted, for example via the NativeMessagingBlacklist Group Policy setting, an exception needs to be defined for the uberAgent extension, for example via the NativeMessagingWhitelist Group Policy setting.