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How to Monitor Non-Web Based Server Certificates



I'm trying to monitor server certificates in the Cert Store of a Windows based server. The SSL Certificate sensor seems to work off of a web site. These servers don't have web sites. How can I monitor certificates in the certificate store?

prtg ssl-certificate sslcertexpiration

Created on Dec 11, 2020 6:47:24 PM

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Thank you for your message.

I'm afraid there PRTG doesn't have native sensors to monitor certificates stored on Windows. However, you can monitor them by writing a script that you can use with the EXE/Script sensors whose documentations are provided below:

Please, have a look to this manual to see how to return values into PRTG: https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/custom_sensors

I also invite you to have a look to this KB article regarding this matter: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/51583-is-it-possible-to-monitor-machine-certificates-of-windows-server

Kind regards.

Created on Dec 14, 2020 8:30:49 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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