Website and SSL Monitoring
Hudu's website monitoring feature allows you to retrieve the public WHOIS information on a client's website; giving the ability to track website status, name expiration, and SSL certificate expiration.
Website pages could even be related to relevant credentials or assets, and the expirations get automatically added to a client's Expiration tab!
In order to start tracking a client's website; you'll need to navigate to an individual client space. Websites can be found on the left-hand side menu under Tools.
- Navigate to the Websites tab on the left-hand side menu.
- This first window will show you all of your existing client websites being tracked in a list format.
- Click ((+ New)) in the top right-hand corner of the page.
- Enter the URL of the website in the name field, add any notes, and/or disable certain monitoring aspects.
- Click ((Create)) or ((Create and Add Another)) to add the selected URL.
Upon clicking into an existing website and/or adding a new website, you'll open a window displaying all the information pulled from the WHOIS information on a particular public website. This information includes:
- Name Expiration
- SSL Certificate Expiration
- A, MX, and AAAA records
- Name Servers
- TXT records
- Full SSL certificate
Additional tools allow you to relate the website to other items, store additional documentation, and track metrics on websites. Expand each section to learn more!
Website information pages can be directly related to other items within Hudu, allowing you to tie a website directly to an asset for easy navigation.
The domain and SSL certificate of websites being tracked will automatically be added to the client's Expirations section; as well as can be found in your Hudu admin >> global Expirations tab.
The Files section is a toggle-able module that allows users to add files to the website. Any user can view the files attached. If a user is at least an "Author" role, they are able to upload their own files.
- Click into the files section on the right-hand sidebar to browse files to upload, OR drag and drop files directly into the section to add. These files will populate into list format.
To update the name of the file, click the ((Edit)) icon to the right of the file name. Ensure that you click Save after updating the name.
There is no limit to the number of files allowed to be uploaded but said uploaded individual files cannot exceed 100 MB per file.
The comments section allows for simple text-field entries and serves to provide an area for any additional information that may not fit directly into your asset layout fields or other categories/sections.
Global Website View
By navigating to your Hudu admin area >> Websites; you’ll be able to access a global view of all websites stored within your Hudu environment, regardless of which client (space) they belong to.
The sections below will serve to introduce additional features associated with websites. The items below can all be found at the bottom of the right-hand action menu when inside of an asset page.
Activity Logs serve to provide a detailed information page on what actions have been performed to the specific website you currently reside. Any action performed on an asset is recorded within the assets’ specific activity log; as well as in the Hudu admin global Activity Logs.
Activity logs can be filtered by:
- Client name.
- The action performed;
- By the user who performed the action;
- or by the IP address from which the action was performed.
View who has Access
This feature will allow admins and super-admins to view who has access to the specific website you're currently looking at.
- Users that have access to the asset will be designated by a green check mark.
- Users that are restricted from accessing the asset will be designated by a red X.
Physical copies of website information may still be required; by clicking View PDF on the bottom of the right-hand sidebar, you'll open a new window with a PDF Handoff containing all of the specific website information.
.au (Australian) and .nz (New Zealand) domain names not showing expiration dates in Hudu "website" monitoring section.
Answer: Australia and New Zealand do not publicly release all of a website’s WHOIS information.
WHOIS queries on .au and .nz domain names will not reveal information such as the creation or expiry dates for the website address.