Adding ping checks to APM and browser monitors

General question: Is is better to have a ping check for each alert policy along with APM & browser conditions as APM and browser does not necessarily alert on downtime & availability.

Also does ping check pass the Identity management service-Okta authentication associated for an app and check uptime for app. Is it logical to add ping check for Okta authenticated apps.


Ping checks can indeed be used as a basic uptime checker.

As for passing Okta authentication - that depends on how the authentication works.

The ping check is just hitting a URL with a simple http/https request, and logging the results. It cannot perform any actions such as enter login credentials and move through (that is what Scripted Browsers are for).

If you can enter credentials via the URL, such as:

Then you may be able to report on the uptime for that.

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