Provisioning Your People to be Productive

You just hired a new employee, great news! Luckily you have an easy onboarding process to get them access to all of the systems that they will need to access… right? If you just had a moment of panic, then keep reading because you're not alone.  Standardize Roles  Granting access to your databases and servers for a new user can be a painful process if you have to do it

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Automating Access For On-Call

If you manage any system that requires consistent availability then you are probably already familiar with services like PagerDuty. For those of you who are unfamiliar with on-call management, it is a class of services that integrates with your monitoring and alerting systems to ensure that someone gets notified of issues in a timely manner. Typically there is a team who shares the responsibility of being on call on a

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Scaling Your SSH Strategy

In our last post, we discussed some of the challenges that are inherent to management of SSH keys across your infrastructure as you scale the number of team members and servers. In this post, we will dig into some of your options and the trade-offs that they provide. Review Before we get going, let’s recap the main criteria that we are concerned with for any solution that we implement. Briefly,

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The Key To Your SSH Strategy

If you work with systems that run any variety of Linux or BSD then the probability is high that you have dealt with SSH. Invented in 1995 and established as an internet standard by the IETF in 2006, Secure SHell has become the default mechanism for remote access to servers by individuals and teams everywhere. SSH Authentication Authenticating yourself to *nix servers can take a variety of forms, but the

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