Follow Redirection is an Enhanced Service.
A Web server can be configured to return a special type of Web page containing an HTTP response called Redirection and a "destination" URL to which Web browsers are redirected. If a browser receives a Redirection page in response to a request for a certain URL, it then makes a new request for the given destination URL. For example, if a browser sends a request for
If you activate the Follow Redirection option, Red Alert will monitor both of the Web pages in a Redirection sequence. Continuing with the above example, if you register
The Redirection destination URL may be password-protected. If this is the case, then when you activate Follow Redirection, you may choose to provide a username and password that will enable Red Alert to retrieve the contents of the protected Web page. If you choose not to provide a username and password, Red Alert will not be able to retrieve the page, so it will instead check to make sure that your server is responding with an authentication challenge.
How to Use
When adding a new device for monitoring, you will be asked whether you wish to activate Follow Redirection for that device.
To activate or deactivate this service for an existing device, follow the Edit link for that device on your Account Summary page.