Archive for 2015

Installing Let’s Encrypt – Free & Open TLS certificate

Let’s Encrypt is a free and open certificate authority managed by a public benefit organization called ISRG which concentrates on the security communication over the Internet. There are many technology companies like Mozilla, Akamai, EFF, Cisco, IdenTrust, Facebook, etc are sponsors and the platinum sponsors have a seat in their Technical Advisory Board. It uses […]
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Sending response back to CFN custom resource from python Lambda function

CloudFormation uses a pre-signed S3 URL to receive the response back from the custom resources managed by it. There are few blue prints available for Node.js Lambda custom resources but nothing available for python yet. Hence I created this simple function which shall be used to send the response back to CFN custom resource by […]
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Continuous Integration – Manage shared resources across accounts automatically

I prefer creating the base AMI using packer; RDS snapshot using a Jenkins job which get triggered whenever there is a change in the database schema in the SCM. In case of installers, binaries, etc. it would be best to store them in a single S3 bucket. In all the above mentioned scenarios I prefer […]
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