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SSL expiry : monitor your cert

The Story

Recently, a customer of mine called me in a hurry because he needed assistance to renew their SSL certificate on his messaging infrastructure. They just forgotten to acquire and install a new cert and nobody is able to connect anymore. The house is on fire!

What ?!

In 2019, we all know that SSL certificate have a certain duration and to avoid such problems, good IT teams usally register it in in their ITSM toolset : contract management or just in a team/shared calendar to remind this task. Even better, smart teams (DevOps) are trying to automate most of the process and use the free services of LetsEncrypt.

Anyway, this situation gave me an idea and I started the developpement of a tool to help them.

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