Archive Category: Tip of the day!

A common issue with SQL Server Reporting Services is to proxy the server so it is not exposed on the internet. This is difficult to do with nginx, apache, and […]

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AWS Access Keys in S3 Bucket Policies

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I’ve seen what appeared to be AWS Access Keys in S3 bucket policies as an AWS principal in the past. I could never figure out why this was happening and […]

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This basic guide assumes a functional airflow deployment, albeit without authentication, or perhaps, with LDAP authentication under the legacy UI scheme. This guide also assumes apache airflow 1.10.2, installed via […]

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When using Jenkins in any environment, it’s useful to have variables related to that environment available to Jenkins jobs. I recently worked on a project where I used puppet to […]

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AWS System Manager makes it easy to store and retrieve parameters for use across servers, services, and applications in AWS. One great benefit is storing secrets for use, as needed. […]

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I recently worked on an interesting project where I needed to use a powershell script to query ElasticSearch to find a document that was inserted via ElastAlert. The purpose of […]

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ruby aws-sdk strikes again…

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When using ruby to upload files to S3 and trying to use multipart upload, beware the following ArgumentError: …param_validator.rb:32:in `validate!’: unexpected value at params[:server_side_encryption] (ArgumentError) … from /var/lib/jenkins/.gem/ruby/gems/aws-sdk-core-3.6.0/lib/seahorse/client/request.rb:70:in `send_request’ from […]

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Many shops are realizing the benefit of the ELK stack / Elastic Stack, and the great flexibility that it brings to an infrastructure in the form of centralized logging and […]

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As a consultant who works in AWS for numerous clients, one of the most important things to keep track of is which AWS CLI profile am I currently on. To […]

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A common problem of late is throttling requests when using the ruby aws-sdk gem to access AWS services. Handling these exceptions is fairly trivial with a while loop like the […]

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