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Today we’re releasing the first endpoints for our new, versioned API, which gives you greater flexibility and control over your checks and performance data. With the Rigor API, you can:

  • View check statuses and configurations
  • Get data for individual monitoring checks, including response time, percentage uptime, and error counts
  • Create and delete HTTP checks

To get started, check out our public documentation:

View API Documentation

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Try it out

You can start using the API right away if you have a Rigor account. Grab your API key and click on any of the “Try it” buttons in the documentation. Just keep in mind that you’ll see live Rigor data, and any checks you create will appear in your account.

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For more detailed documentation, look at the righthand sidebar. The “Response Schema” and “Body Schema” can be expanded to show the description, data type, and valid ranges or values for each attribute.


You can also automatically populate data to create checks by clicking on the “Body Sample”:



Start Developing

If you’re ready to start developing but aren’t sure where to begin, try out some of these examples we’ve heard from our customers:

  • Pull data to generate your own reports to share with your team
  • Integrate with other tools/dashboards/reports you already use (e.g. Datadog )
  • Audit your checks to ensure their configurations are correct
  • Automatically create an HTTP check whenever you deploy a new endpoint that needs monitoring

The Rigor API adheres to the same user role permissions that our app does, so report viewers are able to see checks and check data, but only manager-level users and above can create checks.


Next Steps

We plan to continue expanding the capabilities of our API, including supporting create/read/update/delete actions for more check types, and exposing more granular performance data. Keep an eye on our documentation and blog for updates, and if you have any ideas for further improvements, let us know!

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