Get notified of expiring TLS/SSL certificates with NEO Sense
When it comes to keeping websites secure, one of the most important things to do is to make sure that the Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates don’t expire. TLS certificates provide an important layer of protection for websites and other web-based services, and if they expire, they can prevent visitors from accessing the sites.
Do you need to keep track of your TLS/SSL certificates but don’t know where to start? With NEO Sense, you can easily monitor TLS/SSL certificates, ensuring that all certificates stay up-to-date and secure.
This article will show you how to monitor your TLS/SSL certificates using NEO Sense. So, without further ado:
Meet NEO Sense: The web application version of Monika. It simplifies the use of Monika through an easy-to-use dashboard interface. It provides a graphical user interface for you to create probes, set alerts and notifications, and check the validity of your TLS/SSL certificates.
Using NEO Sense, you can probe your websites and endpoints from multiple locations. Below is the list of available locations currently:
- Jakarta, Indonesia
- Banten, Indonesia
- West Java, Indonesia
- Singapore, Singapore
- Tokyo, Japan
- New Jersey, United States
You can start using NEO Sense by navigating to https://neosense.bgnlab.id and creating an account. You will receive an email to confirm your account.
After confirming your email, log in to the website, and you will be redirected to the Create Organization page. Fill out the organization details and click Create.
You will be redirected to the Create Project page. Set your first project name, and select your time zone. By default, it will automatically use your current time zone. Click Continue to go to the dashboard.
In the dashboard, click the Add New Probe button. Then, fill out the probe details such as probe protocol (HTTP/TCP), name, URL, and description. Then, save the probe by clicking the Add New Probe button. Remember that to monitor TLS/SSL certificate status, you need to use HTTPS URL.
Head to the Overview tab and scroll until you see the TLS Statuses section. You will see the current status of your TLS/SSL certificates and the expiry date. NEO Sense will notify you seven days and three days before your TLS/SSL certificates expire.
Congratulations! Now you can monitor how many days are left until your TLS/SSL certificates expired. It’s time to sit back, relax, and take the actions needed if your TLS/SSL certificates are going to expire soon.
In conclusion, NEO Sense is a valuable tool for developers looking to improve the performance of their website for a global audience. You won’t be embarrassed by small things such as expiring TLS/SSL certificates by monitoring your it using NEO Sense.
If you have questions or find issues while using NEO Sense, don’t hesitate to create an issue on Monika’s Github Issue Page. If you like this article, don’t forget to clap and share this article with your friends!
That’s it for today, see you next week!
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