Sometimes it is inevitable to send passwords and credentials to a counterpart who needs access to some kind of management tool because there is not extended and secure user management available. I always just sent the credentials with the login link. Now imagine what this means: A potential scanner or crawler could find my the… Continue reading Send passwords more secure
My recent entries were quite technical and were meant to solve very specific problems or show how to overcome certain issues on the last mile that are very annoying in a per se well defined concept. Today I’d like to give a overview from a higher level to put my other posts into perspective. The… Continue reading Example for automating a time consuming manual process
Installation and configuration of the Zabbix agent, the counterpart of the Zabbix server, that collects and sends data to the server to be shown, is quite easy and can be done with a simple bash script. Now let’s imagine you have 1000 hosts and would have to do that on each and every one of… Continue reading Zabbix agent deployment and configuration
As great as PowerShell is with JSON objects you can’t always use it because it is not available on each and every machine with Linux out there. And I don’t know a way of parsing JSON code with plain bash properly. Fortunately a lot of servers come with “python” installed and it can be used… Continue reading Parse JSON output from an API with Python
Assume you have a shiny new site with great content, a new URL (or http address) and are expecting customers. Unfortunately your old site is not yet really gone in the search results but luckily you still have access to your old address. There is an easy way to redirect the users, who click on… Continue reading Redirecting with mod_rewrite
Why not just developers, like Steve Balmer once said? Why not just managers? Why do you need someone who understands how software is written and who also understands how it can be tested, packaged, deployed and maintained in an automated manner? I think this question answers itself, doesn’t it? I’d like to bring up an… Continue reading Why DevOps?
Okay, this is nothing functional and really just something for the eye. I am using Gimp on a regular basis and think it is a really great piece of software. There was just something that annoyed me every time I used the software: The font integration which looked to me somehow “out of place”. Let… Continue reading Improve Gimp UI integration
When I first tried to write and run pipelines in GitLab first thing I got were errors. I tried to create a json file containing data that needed to be accessible in each job of the pipeline. This was an id generated randomly in the first step and each following step would rely on this… Continue reading GitLab: Persisting data between jobs