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You can force an Uptime Infrastructure Monitor monitor to check a website as a particular browser by adding a user agent string to one of the following monitors:

  • HTTP (Web Services), in the HTTP Header Settings field.
  • Web Application Response Time, in the User Agent String field.

A Web browser sends a user agent string to identify itself to a Web server. The information in a user agent string includes the operating system on which the browser is running, as well as the name of the browser and its version number. The content of a user agent string varies by Web browser.


Review the Wikipedia User Agent page for more information on user agent strings.

Some example, user agent strings for common browsers:

  • Internet Explorer

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)


  • Firefox

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060508 Firefox/

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20060321 Firefox/


  • Mozilla

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060130

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.13) Gecko/20060417