Alternatives to Hashicorp Vault
HashiCorp Vault is a powerful secrets management tool that is well suited to automating the creation, distribution, and destruction of secrets.
Kubernetes Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
An explanation of role-based access control (RBAC) in Kubernetes, why it is hard to manage manually and practical strategies for simplifying RBAC in large-scale clusters.
How to Change the MySQL root Password
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 admin privileges.
Create a User in MongoDB and Manage Them Securely
Abstract-away usernames and passwords and allow the systems administrator to keep the master passwords safe under lock & key.
SSH Audit Made Simple
SSH audit logs allow you to determine, either retroactively or in real-time, when an unauthorized or destructive action was taken, and by whom.
A Practical Approach to Just-in-Time (JIT) Access for Developers
Should application developers have access to production database systems? This is a question as old as Vampires and Werewolves.
LDAP and VPN Alternative
So you’re ready to move away VPN or 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 on all of your SSH and database sessions.
AWS Console Alternative, Secure AWS Management
Gone are the days of sharing AWS root account credentials in a shared 1Password vault or worse, via email. With this in mind, one of the first steps to securing our AWS account is setting up AWS IAM.
3 ways to Implement Role-Based Access Controls for Kubernetes
Managing RBAC in a way that’s suitable to the size of your company is confusing and overwhelming. Before speeding to implementing policy, it’s worth figuring out what problems RBAC is actually trying to solve.
Connecting Postgres to Active Directory for Authentication
While primarily geared towards developers, PostgreSQL is also designed to help system administrators safely and robustly store information in databases. In this post, we will demonstrate how to install a PostgreSQL database and then configure Active Directory users to authenticate to it.
How We Automate User Provisioning & Keep Track of Credentials
There are a number of ways to automate user provisioning but the real challenge lies in keeping track of those credentials.
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Connect your first server or database in 5 minutes. No kidding.
"When strongDM said deployment would take an hour, I assumed they were full of it and blocked out a full day. We finished in 45 minutes." - Peter Tormey, Manager DataOps, SoFi