A Practical Approach to Just-in-Time Access for Developers

You're the DBA or maybe the Sysadmin at your company. Whatever your title, you’re the gatekeeper, and the key master for your company's database servers. You stay awake at night wondering if you’ve done everything you can to safeguard your database systems. But all those application developers need, errr want, access to production databases and servers. Whether it's relational databases like Oracle, SQL Server or PostgreSQL, a NoSQL document store,

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How To: Remove Developers from the AWS Console

Gone are the days of sharing AWS root account credentials in a shared 1Password vault. Or worse, via email. Bringing new developers to the team increases our chances of the main credentials leaking or getting into the wrong hands. A root credential compromise is game over: an attacker has full access to your AWS account and can wreak havoc. On top of that, most employees don’t even need direct access

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Connecting Postgres to Active Directory for Authentication

PostgreSQL is an open-source database system that is a popular choice for managing data and building applications.  While primarily geared towards developers, PostgreSQL is also designed to help system administrators safely and robustly store information in databases.  And because many networks use Active Directory to manage users and their resource permissions, it makes sense to tie PostgreSQL into this authentication configuration as well.   In this post, we will demonstrate how

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