It is already possible to monitor websites that require “HTTP basic auth” with Uptime Robot by providing login details.
However, it was not possible to monitor authentication-required websites without providing the auth credentials as Uptime Robot was considering any HTTP 401 response as “down”.
A logic update is applied today that will count HTTP 401 as:
- “up” if no authentication info is provided
- “down” if authentication info in provided
Simply, you can now monitor auth-required websites without providing these details.