check_http_expect

[sh] Nagios plugin that will check a website (behind .htacess and/or behind POST login) for an expected string or regex expression.

check_http_expect

Nagios plugin that will check a website (behind .htacess and/or behind POST login) for an expected string based on a simple string or regex expression.

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1. Usage

Usage:  check_http_expect --url  --find  [--huser ] [--hpass ] [--lurl ] [--cookie  [--cookie ]] [--ldata  [--ldata ]]

  --url         Target URL
  --find        Find string in source of Target URL ('grep -E'-style regex allowed)
  --huser       (Optional) htaccess username
  --hpass       (Optional) htaccess password
  --lurl        (Optional) Url for POST login
  --ldata       (Optional) POST data (can be specified multiple times)
  --cookie      (Optional) set cookies for request

2. Generic Examples

2.1 Search simple string

Check if a website contains the word google

$ check_http_expect --url https://google.com --find google
[OK] 1 match found for: "google".
Http version:  HTTP/1.1
Http code:     302
Http info:     Found
Server:        GFE/2.0
Url:           https://google.com
Search:        google
Num matches:   1
Matches:
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<a href="https://www.google.de/?gfe_rd=cr&amp;ei=B9AxVr7RJerj8weKoa2IBA" rel="nofollow">here</a>

2.2 Search via regex

Check if a website contains the the following regex [0-9]+

$ check_http_expect --url https://google.com --find '[0-9]+'
[OK] 4 matches found for: "[0-9]+".
Http version:  HTTP/1.1
Http code:     302
Http info:     Found
Server:        GFE/2.0
Url:           https://google.com
Search:        [0-9]+
Num matches:   4
Matches:
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302 Moved<h1>302 Moved</h1> <a href="https://www.google.de/?gfe_rd=cr&amp;ei=Q9AxVs-AAurj8weKoa2IBA" rel="nofollow">here</a>.

2.3 .htaccess protection

Check behind a .htaccess protected website for the string Your site is secured

$ check_http_expect --url "http://www.example.com" --find 'Your site is secured' --huser john --hpass "Password"
[ERROR] No matches found for: "Your site is secured".
Http version:  HTTP/1.1
Http code:     302
Http info:     Found
Server:        Apache/2.4.16 (Amazon) PHP/5.5.30
Url:           http://www.example.com
Search:        Your site is secured
Num matches:   0
Matches:
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2.4 POST Login

Login to at http://www.example.com/login.php with POST data usernameFieldName=John, passwordFieldName=pass, submit=1, go to http://www.example.com and check for the regex [0-9]+

$ check_http_expect --url "http://www.example.com" --find '[0-9]+' --lurl "http://www.example.com/login.php" --ldata  "usernameFieldName=John" --ldata "passwordFieldName=pass" --ldata "submit=1"
[ERROR] No matches found for: "[0-9]+".
Http version:  HTTP/1.1
Http code:     302
Http info:     Found
Server:        Apache/2.4.16 (Amazon) PHP/5.5.30
Url:           http://www.example.com
Search:        Your site is secured
Num matches:   0
Matches:

Note: htaccess and POST login can also be combined.

2.5 Set Cookies

Send a request with a custom cookie

$ check_http_expect --url https://google.com --find google --cookie "username=test"
[OK] 1 match found for: "google".
Http version:  HTTP/1.1
Http code:     302
Http info:     Found
Server:        GFE/2.0
Url:           https://google.com
Search:        google
Num matches:   1
Matches:
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<a href="https://www.google.de/?gfe_rd=cr&amp;ei=B9AxVr7RJerj8weKoa2IBA" rel="nofollow">here</a>

3. Specific Examples

3.1 Log into wordpress.com

Find String in Wordpress.com dashboard

$ check_http_expect --url "https://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/" --find "Recently Published" --lurl "https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php" --ldata "log=USER@EMAIL" --ldata "pwd=PASSWORD" --ldata "rememberme=forever" --ldata "testcookie=1"
[OK] 1 match found for: "Recently Published".
Http version:  HTTP/1.1
Http code:     200
Http info:     OK
Server:        nginx
Url:           https://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
Search:        Recently Published
Num matches:   1
Matches:
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