Monitoring all your SSL certificates can be a lot of work, especially without using a certificate authority such as Let's Encrypt. The last thing you want is an SSL-related outage because a random certificate wasn't set to auto-renew and expired!
Honeybadger has your back! That's why we added certificate expiration warnings to our existing uptime monitoring feature. Once it's enabled, you'll receive an alert 21 days before any of your SSL certificates expire, giving you enough time to get everything in order and prevent any related outages.
Here’s how to set it up
To receive certificate expiration warnings, you must first enable the "Check SSL certificate" option in your uptime check's settings, and the URL must be secure (it must begin with https://).
If you're a current Honeybadger user, you must also enable a new "When my SSL certificates are about to expire" alert event for each alert/integration by navigating to Project Settings -> Alerts & Integrations -> [Email, Slack, etc.] -> Uptime Events. Honeybadger enables this setting by default for new users and integrations.
That's it! You will now be alerted if one of your SSL certificates is about to expire! high five!
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