Web application monitor template to support ADFS authenticated sites
There are quite a lot difficulties to monitor the availability (or response time) of web sites which require you to logon and especially with some SSO solution. SCOM requires significant improvements on this application monitoring from end-user perspective to become to the same level as some competing solutions.
Diane Kozobolis commented
This has been a big disappointment for us. It is such a useful capability to have within SCOM and yet various supportability issues, such as ADFS authenticated, has forced us to look elsewhere for a solution.
I may have found a way around the builtin SCOM web application monitor by using URLgenie : https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/tysonpaul/2015/05/04/urlgenie-management-pack-for-scom-an-easy-powerful-solution-for-bulk-website-monitoring/ by @Tyson.paul. I think the System Center team should consider making this an official part of OpsMgr since it is much more flexible than the builtin synthetic transactions.
I hope this can also monitor certificate expirations by checking the website certificates too.