Your SSL (Secure Socket Layers) certificate is more important than most people know. Research has shown that most users will take the browsers advice and leave your site for a competitor if they get a warning about an invalid or expired SSL certificate or certificate chain. SSL errors happen to everyone; even Google has fallen victim to an expired certificate. As staff and responsibilities change, SSL certificates fall off the radar, but with Uptrends, you can keep your SSL information in one place and receive alerts about expiration dates and changes to your certificate.
Besides setting up an impending expiration warning alarm, you can track all or any of the certificate values:
- Common name
- Organizational unit
- Serial number
- Issued by common name
- Issued by organization
- Issued by organizational unit
If any of those values change on your site’s certificate (a possible symptom of a hack), Uptrends issues an alert.