You can choose to monitor the validity and authenticity of your SSL along with your website monitoring.

Here’s how to do it.

 

When adding or editing a HTTPS Website Uptime Monitor, click on “show advanced settings”:

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Now locate the SSL Verification settings:

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Here’s what each of them do:

  • Verify SSL Certificate – checks if your website’s SSL certificate is valid and authentic, if not then it’ll mark your website as being offline and send you an alert.
  • Verify SSL Hostname – checks if your website and SSL hostname match, if not then it’ll mark your website as being offline and send you an alert.

 

Please note that these two settings only function if your “Website Link” is a HTTPS link.

Activating these settings with a HTTP (non SSL) website link will have no effect and will trigger no alarms.

 

If you wish to keep track of your SSL Certification Expiration date and get notified in time to renew it, be sure to read this article:
http://docs.hetrixtools.com/ssl-certificate-expiration-date-monitoring/