Improve your bash scripts with this boilerplate template
Bash is a finnicky beast. Use this template to make your scripts behave more reliably.
How to generate temporary download links to S3 objects
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Pre-signed URLs are a great way to share large files without giving the recipient permanent access. Learn how to use the AWS CLI to create links that expire after a certain amount of time.
AWS KMS cryptographic operations on the command line
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Leverage AWS KMS on the command line using these simple commands.
Encrypted Drupal Database Connections with Amazon RDS
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Malicious users can intercept or monitor plaintext data transmitting across unencrypted networks, jeopardising the confidentiality of sensitive data in Drupal applications. This tutorial will show you how to mitigate this type of attack by encrypting your database queries in transit.
Securing Drupal: Storing API Tokens in Lockr
As seen in the recent Uber hack, storing secrets such as API tokens in your project repository can leave your organisation vulnerable to data breaches and extortion. This tutorial demonstrates a simple and effective way to mitigate this kind of threat by leveraging Key module to store API tokens in remote key storage.
Speaking at DrupalSouth 2017 in Auckland
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I'll be giving an introduction to secret management, and a number of recipes to leverage amazing tools like Hashicorp Vault in your Drupal projects.
Why mind-spinning Bitcoin is revolutionary
I wrote this article for Business Spectator back in 2013. At the time I was the technical lead for their publishing platform, and Alan Kohler kept coming over to my corner of the office to ask about this "bitcoin thing".
Accessing and using Drupal.settings properties in Selenium tests
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A quick-and-dirty method for assigning Drupal.settings properties into Selenium variables.
Installing OS X Leopard on a Dell Mini 9
There are plenty of blog posts out on the interwebs detailing this topic, but after having to sidestep 3 different tutorials and delve deep into the osx86 forums a few times to get my hack mini to where it is now... Lets just say I'll be happy if this saves just one person the frustration and mental anguish I have experienced the last few days.