Over the past few months, it's been our constant endeavor to
make continuous improvements to our monitoring suite. We've
introduced lot many enhancements over this period which you can learn
about by referring our What's New page. Now
we're making further strides in this direction by launching our
capability to monitor OAuth 2 secured websites, APIs and SOAP web services.
What's OAuth 2.0?
OAuth 2 is a delegation protocol used by a wide variety of client
applications for user authentication on the web, desktop, and mobile
clients. It provides a 'secure delegated access' over
HTTP to server resources like Google, Facebook, GitHub, etc. on behalf
of a resource owner.
Monitoring OAuth 2 enabled Websites/APIs/Web Services
With this new enhancement, you can configure many OAuth 2 profiles
in Site24x7 and securely generate the unique access tokens offered by
these application providers. The access tokens authorize Site24x7 to
monitor your Websites/APIs/web services. While configuring monitoring
forms for URLs,
API, and SOAP
workflows, you can pick these preset OAuth 2 applications for
Setting up OAuth 2 profiles
We'd advise you to refer our user guide to learn more
aspects of the OAuth 2 set-up.
Client Certificate Authentication
Additionally, we've also extended our support for monitoring web
sites, APIs, and web services requiring client certificates for
authentication (client certificate has to be a PKCS#12
file.) The client certificate can be uploaded to Site24x7
during the monitor setup process.