Chris Becker
Site Reliability Engineer Betterment

How to Change the MySQL root Password

April 3, 2020

MySQL is an open-source relational database, made famous by its ease-of-use and simple setup on modern Linux and Windows operating systems. On an unmodified MySQL install, the root user account does not have a password. This is extremely insecure! As a systems administrator, we know that the easiest way to compromise a system is using the default unchanged password with

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Chris Becker
Site Reliability Engineer Betterment

Managing Access to Ephemeral Infrastructure At Scale

April 3, 2020

Managing a static fleet of strongDM servers is dead simple. You create the server in the strongDM console, place the public key file on the box, and it’s done! This scales really well for small deployments, but as your fleet grows, the burden of manual tasks grows with it. With the advent of automated scaling solutions for our cloud environment

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Chris Becker
Site Reliability Engineer Betterment

Creating a User in MongoDB

February 14, 2020

MongoDB is a document-oriented cross-platform database that makes storing and retrieving complex data easy and fast. It uses a JSON-like structure for the documents, which is familiar to anyone working with modern applications. Adding a New User MongoDB provides an internal method, db.createUser(), that is used for making new users in the system. Unlike traditional SQL databases, MongoDB users are

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Chris Becker
Site Reliability Engineer Betterment

strongDM for Admins— Getting Started

October 10, 2019

You’ve done it— you’ve taken the plunge. You’re ready to move away from complicated user management like LDAP, ready to stop worrying about private keys existing on developer laptops, and ready to up your compliance game with audit trails all of your SSH and database sessions. You’re ready to move forward and implement strongDM in you infrastructure. Lucky for you,

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