Fail2ban and Web Services

One of the problems of running my own servers and hosting my own sites is that for some reason people like to hack them and try to guess passwords with SSH. Fail2ban solves this problem by allowing only a few failed login attempts before banning the offending server for a specified duration of time. This…

Secrets with Ansible: Ansible Vault and GPG

I was blown away last night at our Ansible PDX meetup by a great presentation by Andrew Lorente about how to track secrets with your applications. ¬†Andrew gave a method of how to do this that I wanted to write down so I know how to do it. ¬†Andrew has his own blog here where…