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A Python utility for checking states of ssl certificates

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check a state of your ssl certificates simply and cleverly

Build Status Language grade: Python made-with-python Python 3.6 Open Source Love

This program checks the expiration date of an ssl certificate. First set the url param that should contain the url address of a domain. The program returns a message and a status code based on a measurement result.


# using pip
pip install sslexp

# or if you are running multiple versions of python such as 2.7.x and 3.x 
pip3 install sslexp

# from source using git clone
git clone

# from source using wget


Argument Description Data type Required
--url URL of an ssl certificate for check string yes
--warning Number of days for warning output integer no [default: 30]
--critical Number of days for critical output integer no [default: 20]
--port SSL port integer no [default: 443]
--timeout Timeout in seconds for check integer no [default: 3]
--output Output format (text, json, nagios) string no [default: text]
--version Show program version optional
-h --help Show program help and usage optional
Status Exit code


# check an ssl cert of github
sslexp --url

# check the cert with your own warning and critical params
sslexp --url --warning 5 --critical 3

# check the ssl certificate on specific port
sslexp --url --port 8085

# check the ssl cert with timeout
sslexp --url --timeout 5

# check the ssl cert with specific output
sslexp --url --output json

# show program help
sslexp --help

# show program version
sslexp --version

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