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  1. Zapier variabelen

    Ik wil graag de Updown.io meldingen door Zapier laten afhandelen. Echter het opmaken van de berichten naar derde apps kent weinig variabelen. Is het mogelijk om de huidige "Description sentence" op te knippen in lossen variabelen zodat we in staat gesteld worden om zelf berichten op te stellen?

    Bijvoorbeeld:
    1. Gebruikersvriendelijke naam
    2. De monitoring URL
    3. Event type up/down/ssl invalide
    4. Down since
    5. Reason
    6. Etc.

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    Hi,

    First of all please write in English here so other users can benefit from this too.

    About Zapier variable, it is totally possible to write more custom messages with many variables but in that case you need to use the individual specific events (see screenshot) instead of the generic one (“new alert”). We can’t provide all variables in the generic event. You need to use Zapier integration v1.1.2 at least to see all events here as I recently made more of them visible.

  2. Link to status page from apdex alert mail

    In the body of the Apdex alert mail (or maybe every alert mail?), can you include a link to the status page of that site? This makes it easy to check the current state of a site, if the mail is already a few hours old.

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  3. Include small response body in notifications directly

    I typically implement a health check/status endpoint in my services, so it will return both a JSON response, and a valid HTTP status code (eg. 200 on success, 500 on error, for example).

    Thing is, when I use this in combination with updown.io, I only get notifications that specify the reason based on the error code, eg. "Internal Server Error".

    What I'd really want here is to have at least the Slack notifications include the entire response, or even just part of the response.

    I'd even be fine if it only worked like this when you use the "contains" functionality,…

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    This has just been deployed. You’ll now find in your down alert email an extract of the response alongside the string you configured for search in updown (that was already present before). There will also be a more visible link to the details page (to check the complete response received).

  4. Credit Balance and Burn rate in Weekly E-Mail Reports

    It would be nice to see in the header of the report that same Credit Balance and Burn Rate that's on the header of the system's landing page. I like the low touch of the weekly report, so that I'm never logging into the system but still being let know everything is on the up and up. Knowing how much runway I have would only make it better.

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  5. Editing and Deleting multiple sites simultaneously

    Hi, my name is Von Reid and my company uses updown for site monitoring. We like it, it's been useful.
    However, I use your interface enough that I'm going to try to request a few features that will make your interface easier for use for everyone that uses it:


    • Delete multiple sites. It would be sooo much easier to delete multiple sites with 1 click instead of having to delete one site at a time and wait for it to refresh every single time. It takes forever to delete multiple sites right now, but it would be so nice to…

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    Hi, this has been improved, you can now edit and delete checks independently without any refresh.

    We won’t do bulk delete though as it would complexify the front-end quite a bit for a small gain.

    Also (just in case you don’t already know) if you want to edit check recipient there’s a dedicated bulk edit page where you can see which recipient is enable on which check and toggle by line / row or individually: updown.io/checks/recipients

  6. Provide virus and malware alerts

    Integrate with a third-party (for example virusdie) to provide their virus/malware scan of your website for free.

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  7. Twitter up/down notifications via DM

    Twitter up/down notifications via DM

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  8. Order of the bulk update notification recipients

    What is the current logic for the sorting of the bulk update notifications? I hope to see the same order as the 'checks page'. [ Alias / URL ]

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    Hi, there is a fallback icon of course if you site don’t have any, but in you case your server does serve a /favicon.ico file which is a blank gif (not very valid), that’s why you see a blank space instead of the default icon. You should remove this gif if you don’t want it to showup.

  10. Server should return its idea of "current time" for reliable delta ("last check X seconds ago", etc)

    When I added "last check" and "next check" information on my custom status page using the API, I opted to give a handy "time delta", for instance I might say things like (paraphrased) "the last check was 04:42 ago at 00:46:08" and "the next check will be in 00:18 at 00:51:08".

    This of course requires having an idea of what the "current time" is.

    I initially used simply the (client) time at which I sent the request to the server, but obviously that's fundamentally flawed in many ways, as the client clock and server clock may not be synchronised, and…

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    This is a legit question and fortunately it has already been tackled by HTTP. You can find in the API response headers the “Date” field which contains the local server time. You can use it as a baseline for your time difference comparisons.

    It is not by default accessible for CORS requests but I’ve just added the proper expose header so it’s now accessible from javascript too, here is an example:

    fetch(“https://updown.io/api/checks?api-key=ro-xxxxx”).then(function(res) { console.log(res.headers.get(“date”)) })

    Feel free to use it now :)

    But keep in mind that next_check time being in the past will still happen, this is because it’s value is updated after the check, which can take time (between 0 and 30 seconds depending on the server response time and latency) So it can be up to 30 seconds late even on synchronized clock, in this case, you can display something like: “currently running” or something…

  11. Microsoft Teams integration.

    Please add support for posting status to multiple Microsoft Teams channels, similar to what exists for Slack.

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  12. Add "Pause Monitoring" to API.

    Add a method on the API to pause monitoring. This would be useful when site is entering Maintenance Mode etc..

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  13. Alert if SSL certificate is revoked

    At the moment a revoked certificate will show an error on browsers, but will show as "up" by updown.io

    I was affected by the following, and didn't receive any notification when the site was inaccessible
    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/23000-https-certificates-axed-after-ceo-e-mails-private-keys/

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    This has been deployed yesterday! updown.io now detects revoked certificates, as long as they support OCSP. In case of error with the OCSP test, your certificate will stay valid but a warning will be visible in the certificate tooltip.

  14. Alert after certain time of downtime

    Implement a function to only send out alert IF website has been down more than ie 5/10 minutes would be AWESOME.

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    This is already the case, thanks to the double check we only send alerts if the downtime is longer than your check frequency. So if you set check frequency to 5min, you’ll only receive alerts for downtimes longer than 5min.

  15. Clarify amount of time left with current credits

    Right now, the credit display reads something like this: "99,999 credits — 23m 4d". When I first started, with 100000 credits, this was confusing to be, because I assumed that the "23m" part meant 23 minutes. After a bit, I clicked on it, and found that it was really 23 months. This should be clarified to something like "99,999 credits — 23 months, 4 days."

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  16. Show output of requests on status change

    I run a distributed app that resolves to several different servers depending on where you request from in the world.

    Currently when a server fails updown.io does pickup the outage (great!) but its hard to pin it down to which server it is thats failing. It would be good if updown.io could return some/all of the following:

    1) which servers it is actually resolving to
    2) out put of the request it did such as
    > headers that it got
    > what it resolved the website to
    > headers that it sent

    The output of the command that Updown.io gives…

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    As I said in my email, we actually already store this and send it to you in the downtime email. There are still some work to do on the display in the UI and integration to Slack alerts for example which will be added in the future.

  17. Lower check frequency

    Lower check frequency for sites that just have to be online, but nothing relies on them. (ex: 1h)

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  18. Option to set Slack alerts to just a one-liner

    Simplified or more concise Slack messages.

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  19. Disable email alerts

    An option to disable email alerts if Slack integration is enabled would be great, cuts down the number of notifications. Small thing but would be great :)

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  20. API for pushover.net integration

    I use pushover.net for all of my lightweight notifications - it's simple, reliable, cheap and very good so fits well with updown.io :)

    At its simplest, integration takes the form of an API call with a couple of tokens and a customised message.

    https://pushover.net/faq#technical-ips

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