We have an external facing https:\\
web service hosted on IIS that has a Digicert SSL certificate.
The client is accessing this web service. On friday the certificate expired and we did not have any monitoring in place to identify that it expired.
When we tried to acces sthe web service from URL on IE to see why the client was not able to submit the messages to the web services. the WS was responding, so we did not really realise that the certificate had expired and the client was not able to submit messages to the web service due to the expiration of the certificate.
The issue , that the web service was not accepting message , was due to certificate expiration was caught by the client.
Was there any way we could have caught the issue, esp because the web service was opeing in the URL properly.What else can we do to catch such issues?and what could we have done to make sure that the web service was responding the way it should have?