SSL Monitor - Documentation

Monitoring expiry dates of SSL certificates

SSL monitors regularly check SSL certificates on HTTP & FTP servers for validity. They make sure the certificate name matches the host, certificate chain is trusted & the certificate is not expiring soon.

Alerts for SSL certificates are sent 30 days, 15 days, 7 days, and 1 day before expiry.

Adding a SSL Monitor

  • Goto the Monitors Area by selecting it from the left sidebar
  • Click on the Add Monitor button to get to the Add Monitor screen
  • Select SSL as the Monitor Type
  • Specify the monitor parameters such as Host and Port
  • Let the Interval be 24 hours
  • Give the monitor a Name
  • Click on Add


A SSL Monitor takes the following parameters:-

  • Host: The host of the server hosting the SSL protected service
  • Port: The port on which the service is listening
SSL monitors are one of our cheaper low frequency monitors and run at a fixed rate of once every 24 hours.

Other Pinger Man monitors can have a configurable interval starting from a frequency of 10 seconds for the Business plan.