Change Log: Airedale Terrier

Webhooks was at the top of the list of requested features. We’re very happy to bring webhooks into production in the Airedale Terrier release and show you what else we’ve been working on.


We’ve implemented limited public reports!

Public reports make a narrow subset of report information available on the web for monitored domains. This will display basic information including which IPs were resolved and certificate errors.

We believe that this will make it easier to share information with non-members and enhance the usability of the website. You can see an example at http://www.sslhound.com/v/www.sslhound.com.

The way we’ve structured reporting information internally has changed to reflect and support multiple sources of an endpoint.

This is a common feature supported by providers like Wordpress and Heroku to provide redundancy and fault tolerance. SSL Hound will resolve the available IP addresses for a hostname and then test and aggregate the results for you.


We are excited to introduce webhooks!

Webhooks allow SSL Hound to directly communicate events and information to remote servers. Webhooks can added and configured on the Notification Settings page ( https://www.sslhound.com/settings/notifications ).

You’ll also find a link to export and download recent webhook activity to help debug issues with your webhooks. As webhooks notifications are published and processed, when SSL Hound encounters errors with an endpoint, it may be deactivated.

Learn more about webhooks on the Help and Support Center: https://www.sslhound.com/help.


We’ve improved the way we handled bounced emails.

Email notifications are central to our certificate monitoring platform. Part of everyday life is email addresses changing, organizations update their mailing lists, and team membership changes. It isn’t always practical to keep track of every place where an email address is used.

If you have configured an email address to receive email notifications from SSL Hound, but the emails sent to it bounce, we’ll automatically disable email notifications for it. That will prevent our system from attempting to send email notifications to the failing email address. However, it could also mean that you’ll miss out on important notifications.


Lastly, we’ve made a handful of minor improvements and tweaks throughout the site.

These changes include adding badges for muted checks on the dashboard, adding better metric collection on monitoring and notification activity in preparation for future features, and improvements in our infrastructure.


This release was code named Airedale Terrier. From Wikipedia:

The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to “Airedale”), also called Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valley (dale) of the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. The Airedale was bred from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier (now known as the Welsh Terrier), the Bull Terrier, the Otterhound and probably some other Terrier breeds, originally to serve as a versatile hunting and all around working farm dog. In Britain this breed has also been used as a war dog, guide dog and police dog. In the United States, this breed has been used to hunt big game, upland birds, and water fowl, and serve in many other working capacities.

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airedale_Terrier