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Whitelisting Statuscake

Before you onboard with Distil, it's important that you whitelist all your uptime and performance monitoring services. This prevents Distil from erroneously identifying your monitoring services as bad bots and then blocking them. For example, many of our customers use Statuscake to monitor service for their site. Distil does not whitelist it by default.

To whitelist Statuscake using a custom HTTP header:

  1. Log in to your Statuscake account.

  2. Select Tests in its sidebar menu.

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  3. Select a test, and then click Edit.

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  4. Enter a header name and value in the Custom Headers field.

    NOTE: You must enter the custom header using a valid JSON format.

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  5. Click Save.

  6. Log in to the Distil Portal.

  7. Click Access Control Lists on the banner menu.

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  8. Create a new access control list (ACL).

    1. Click + Create a New ACL.

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    2. Enter a name for your ACL, e.g. Statuscake Allow List, Example ACL.

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    3. Click Save Access Control List.

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  9. Add an associated rule to your new ACL
    1. Select the new ACL (created in step 8).

    2. Click + Create or Upload Rule(s) on the ASSOCIATED RULES tab.

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    3. Select Header from the Rule Type: dropdown menu.

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    4. Enter the header name and value created in step 4 in the Header: field.

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    5. Set Access Rights: to Whitelist.

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    6. Set Expires to Never, or whichever option you prefer.

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    7. Enter any relevant notes about the associate rule in the Note: field.

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    8. Click Save Rule(s).

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  1. Add an associated path to your new ACL.
    1. Click + Add Path on the ASSOCIATED PATHS tab.

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    2. Enter a domain in the Domain field.

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    3. (Optional) Enter a specific path in the Enter Path field. If adding the entire domain, leave the field blank; select the Include ALL paths checkbox instead.

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    4. Click Save Path.

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