In this video, we're going to look at how 2 Steps can enable organisations to automate SSL certificate checks across their websites. This is particularly useful if the organisation has multiple websites with different anniversary dates for SSL certificates.
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In this video, we're going to look at how 2 Steps can enable organisations to automate SSL certificate checks across their websites. This is particularly useful if the organisation has multiple websites with different anniversary dates for SSL certificates, trying to manage this process manually can be challenging. And at worst risky, if the SSL certificates expire without the team knowing. As you're probably aware, 2 Steps main function is to provide synthetic monitoring for applications. However, with our custom application module, you are able to develop custom scripts to perform tasks. The first thing we'll do is name the test and put in the URL of the website we want to check for the SSL certificate expiring date. Here we are choosing expiredbadssl.com, but this could be any website. Once the website is loaded, we're going to select the run script command and select the SSL certificate check. From here, we enter the URL of the website we want to check. The next thing that we're going to do is enter the port details.
And finally, the minimum margin before expiration. In this example, we'll choose 14 days. As soon as we hit the green tick, we immediately are informed that this particular website's SSL certificate expired 853 days ago. And we can also hover over the failed Y bar to get the same result. From here we can navigate over to Splunk alert screen, where we can see that the result has been captured in Splunk with a severity warning of critical. We can then instruct Splunk to send an email alert to the appropriate team, notifying them of the SSL expiring. Finally, here we have our SSL certificate master dashboard containing all of the websites we are monitoring for SSL certificates. So to summarise, 2 S teps can help automate a manual process very simply and quickly that gives teams advanced warnings of SSL certificates that are due to expire. So they can address this before there is an issue and get ahead of problems.