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Embed rss feed into PRTG Map



Hi All,

I am attempting to load rss feed into a PRTG map. I have setup a test feed with rssfeedconverter which loads the rss feed as html. http://www.rssfeedconverter.com/services/rss-converter/53f4235003575/snippet3198-2014082

I have loaded the custom HTML container and used the following code:

<iframe width="250" height="400" frameborder="1" src="http://www.rssfeedconverter.com/services/rss-converter/53f4235003575/snippet3198-2014082"> </iframe>

The following post says that it can be done but the page doesn't load anything. https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/9263-how-can-i-show-up-to-date-weather-information-webcam-and-radar-images-in-prtg-s-maps

According to this post: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/61018-trying-to-load-external-webpage-in-prtg-map PRTG blocks external webpages (due to security decision)

If this is the case is there any way i can load an external rss feed into a prtg map?

How can I get this loaded? looking for alternate solutions or code fixed.

Thanks Martin.

html iframe maps

Created on Aug 20, 2014 5:11:03 AM

Last change on Aug 20, 2014 6:22:34 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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Hi Martin,
When you are running the PRTG web interface over SSL it is not PRTG blocking the external sources but the browser. All newer browsers are blocking non SSL (as well as cross domain) sources on a page delivered via SSL. So at the moment the only solution would be running the web interface without SSL (not recommended).
Best regards

Created on Aug 20, 2014 6:24:49 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]



So if I setup a scipt to copy the html page say every 5 minutes to the prtg core server could i then reference the link to the prtg server? (making it a local source covered by the ssl) If so where can I save the html page to? What directory? Could that work?

Created on Aug 20, 2014 6:29:22 AM



I have not tested your approach but linking on the same server should work. You could copy the file to the the following directory <PRTG Install Directory>\webroot\public which will give you access to the resource at


IMPORTANT: The PRTG web server will (for security reasons) only serve files with certain extension. You should use the extension .htm here.

Created on Aug 20, 2014 6:57:58 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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