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  1. Add 4 sec / 8 sec to the Apdex threshold dropdown

    Some APIs are slower than others but it doesn't mean that they give a bad experience to the client.

    An API which has a response time of 5sec by design, currently shows up with red bars on the monitors page which is bad to show on a customer facing monitor page.

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  2. Read-only REST API keys per check

    I would like to be able to generate read-only API keys per check, so I would be able to use the API to directly show information within customers sites (WordPress Dashboard).

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion, this is something which have been asked a couple times in the past and is under review for the roadmap.

    Quick question: if this is for website which have a public status page, how would you feel about a public (no api key) read-only API for them?

    Or do you prefer one read-only API key per check?

  3. webhook alias

    For reasons we have 3 opsgenie webhooks set up. While I can work out which one is which from the api key its not the greatest experience.

    It would be good to be able to set a more human readable alias so that I can easily see which each of the webhooks does when configuring new checks or bulk updating.

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    Good suggestion, that is definitely a pain point. But I have a little hack for this (which I personally use), not very pretty but efficient: Add an anchor at the end of the URL to indicate an alias of your choosing. This anchor will not be sent to your server (it’s a client-side HTTP feature) but it’ll show in your recipient list and bulk edit screen so it makes it easier to distinguish URLs, example:

    https://example.com/xxxxxxx#project-A
    https://example.com/yyyyyyy#project-B

  4. Estonian language translation

    I want to help with your amazing projekt and do estonian translation.

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  5. Hyperlink to URL from main listing page

    I think it would be neat if there was a way to visit the URL from the UI. So if a website is down, I can just click on the URL/Endpoint to go directly to it but currently I would need to click edit and copy/paste it into the URL. Some endpoints are very specific so it makes it easier to navigate to.

    I have attached an example suggestion.

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    Hello, this is a good suggestion indeed. Once the status pages are released (which will share this UI) it’ll be a bit tricky to get right in order not to share private information like basic auth passwords or API tokens but it sounds doable.

  6. New "Hidden" status between Private and Public

    I'm really needing a "hidden" status for pages, for them to be shareable (to client ..).

    Exactly on the same model that Gdrive/Gsuite :

    Private > For your eyes Only

    Public > Shareable to the world. Can be linked on a public website. Can be found and indexed by google (and you have a lot .. https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aupdown.io

    Hidden > Only for people who know the URL, to be shared internally. With a long hash key in url that cannot be bruteforced, with meta no index , cannot be indexed by google.

    (YES, one could find the url if they hack…

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  7. Meta tag "noindex" on public status page

    It seems that Google has indexed my public status page, in all available languages. This isn't really necessary; it would be useful if there was some way for me to turn on a "noindex" meta tag, preventing search engines from indexing it.

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    Hi, 2 months ago we started providing canonical URLs so search engines would only display a single result (without the localized version) but it looks like this is not enough and multiple versions are still indexed. We’ll probably add some noindex to help with that.
    On the other end we’re not gonna totally block the indexing of the main status page because this is a feature, being able to lookup a status page when the monitored service is down can be useful.

  8. DNS record checks

    Hi,
    I have implemented a simple php script on one of my servers to take a query via GET method and returns the requested DNS record.
    The site is restricted to updown.io servers and uses a URL in the following format :

    https://webserver.com/lookup.php?T=A&D=google.co.uk&R=IP

    This uses the following fields :
    T - Type of record to return eg. MX/A/TXT
    D - Domain to check eg. google.co.uk
    R - Record field to return. eg. ip for ip address
    The server code simple checks if the record type is a valid one we accept, checks the domain name is in a valid format…

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion, I’ve just merged this with another one about DNS check. This is something we’re thinking about but is not planned yet.

    In the meantime what you made is a great workaround, if other users are interested I encourage them to leave a comment here with a way to contact them so you may give them the URL of your service if you want.

  9. Finetune the SSL expiration alert period

    Right now, Let's Encrypt certificate expiration alert is sent 14 days, 7 days, 1 day before.

    I have a certbot that renews it 5 days before.
    So every month, I receive alerts 14 days and 7 days for all domains,
    which are perfectly normal. Hence, some 'alert noise' that I don't take into account anymore...

    Suggestion:
    Let us select a custom period for SSL expiration dates.
    I think globally, with 2 different settings: one for "standard" certificate, the other for 'let's encrypt' certificates.

    --> only alert when worth alerting :)
    --> smarter monitoring

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Actually 14, 7, 1 is already the special schedule for let’s encrypt certificates. This is automatically detected by updown.io so you don’t have to, normal 1-year certificates get an additional 30 days reminder.

    The threshold for let’s encrypt certs starts at 14 days because the default renew delay is 30 days before expiration: https://certbot.eff.org/docs/using.html. This can be down to 23 days with a weekly cron for example (pretty common) so that’s why we chose 14 days, so you have plenty of time to renew but still have time to investigate and fix any potential auto-renew issues.

    If you’d rather renew your cert only 5 days before expiration that’s up to you but we won’t recommend or support this configuration as we consider it dangerous ☺

    I’ll mark this suggestion as “Under Review” to measure the need for this.

  10. Show QUALYS SSL Labs Grade

    Show somewhere on the status page, the SSL Labs grade for the monitored host. It can be get trough the API, like https://api.ssllabs.com/api/v3/analyze?host=updown.io (it could be tested once a day for each host)

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  11. Allow maintance window for planned IT jobs

    Allow maintenance window for planned IT job (server down)

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  12. 18 votes
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  13. Team accounts

    Teams aka multiple users per account

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  14. TCP certificate expiry checks

    Updown is great for HTTPS checks - loving the cert expiry warnings, and I can also check my mailserver with the TCP checks.

    I would like to also check the cert validity on a non-HTTPS ports. (i.e. IMAPS or SMTPS. I'm not asking for any understanding of the protocol for non HTTP(S) ports, just connect and do cert checks.)

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  15. 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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  16. Add Chinese monitor location

    The response time to Chinese server (located on Alibaba or Baidu for example) is very slow for non-Chinese clients.

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    2 comments  ·  Locations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    While I understand the need, being in China is a lot of work (mainly support and maintenance) as the network conditions are erratic and with out current double check policy would not actually notify if your website is unreachable in China (unless we have two servers here and become a regional monitoring service but that’s not the objective and we can’t just do that in every country). I’ll keep the idea open to measure interest. Also if some of you have recommendations for a dependable and affordable hosting provider in China I’m interested.

  17. Bulk add domains

    Bulk add domains

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  18. Monthly/yearly reports

    Get Uptime report for the whole month/year

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  19. Widget and badge status

    Status pages are really good, but it's sometimes simpler to have a widget to integrate into another site.
    (badges are also very cool ;))

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  20. Grouping checks / tagging

    Ability to create group of checks or tag them to ease search and filtering.

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