Fresh/Brewed

When Systems Fail

This is not a sharp picture - not even that good. I was flying early in the morning friday July 19th when I realized something was really wrong. The ticket counter was in a flurry of checking lists and creating paper tickets. I would learn within 30m that Spirit Airlines was SOL in the airport and the TSA was checking my paper ticket against printed manifests. I couldn't be prouder of my own teams at work for having dug in and weathered the Crowdstrike storm - it's a testament of having skilled, available and committed SREs. By the time I landed and was back at my desk to help, the main production systems were healthy. I can't really speak to the rest - but my day wrapped later than usual friday but it was an amazing team effort and really, I couldn't be prouder of the people I work with at WellSky
Automating Blog Updates with Azure DevOps

Automating Blog Updates with Azure DevOps

Published Feb 10, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

In the past I’ve discussed trying to automate this blog.  

A Vault Tutorial. Part 6

A Vault Tutorial. Part 6

Published Feb 10, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

API Access

A Vault Tutorial. Part 5

A Vault Tutorial. Part 5

Published Feb 9, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

So far our basic containerized Vault has worked for dev, but it’s not re-deployable in its current fashion.  We would never use in-memory storage for keys (wanting instead to persist them).

A Vault Tutorial. Part 4

A Vault Tutorial. Part 4

Published Feb 9, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Authentication and Policies

A Vault Tutorial. Part 3

A Vault Tutorial. Part 3

Published Feb 6, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

One can add other secrets engines. Secret engines are Vault’s extensibility model that allows a way to take data, do an action and return a result.  

A Vault Tutorial. Part 2

A Vault Tutorial. Part 2

Published Feb 6, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

With Part 1, we showed how to launch a Vault instance locally with a focus on using docker and containers.  Now that you have vault installed, let’s check out what it can do.

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