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Operating SUSE Cloud Application Platform for the Swiss Federal Government

26. April 2019

The recent SUSECON in Nashville had hundreds of great sessions, including 11 on SUSE Cloud Application Platform. In addition to attending our Cloud Application Platform session,  Nicolas Christener (CEO/CTO) and…

LibreOffice on iOS – some insights

20. December 2018

Together with our friends from Collabora we’re delighted to announce the porting effort of LibreOffice to yet another important platform: Apple iOS. Find the announcement from Collabora as well as…

Jitsi, video conferencing made easy

1. March 2018

Jitsi is an easy and simple video conferencing solution which can be self hosted. I refer here specifically to the product Jitsi Meet, comprising jitsi-videobridge and jicofo. It uses technologies…

Mailserver Security

15. February 2018

When it comes to SSL/TLS configuration, the focus tends to be on web servers rather than on mail servers. But mail servers should also benefit from a strong SSL/TLS configuration…

Pyark – CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault CLI Tool

12. December 2017

Various companies currently rely on the proprietary Enterprise Password Vault from CyberArk to securely manage sensitive access information, certificates and SSH keys. This software allows, for example, user IDs and…

MariaDB Galera Cluster on Red Hat OpenShift/Kubernetes

23. November 2017

In this blog post we present a solution with which you’re able to operate a MariaDB Galera Cluster on Kubernetes or compatible solutions (e.g. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, CoreOS…

GitLab CI

10. September 2017

In this two-part article, we will take a closer look at the continuous integration functionalities of GitLab CI. The first part deals with installation and configuration, while the second part…

Decrypt LUKS devices remotely via Dropbear SSH

21. August 2017

Sometimes, when you’re not at the office, and your PC’s sitting there all properly shut down to save on electricity and it sure would be nice if you could just…

Yubikey Validation Server Setup

9. July 2017

If the YubiCloud is not to be used for the validation of Yubico one-time passwords (OTP), validation servers can also be managed in-house. In principle this is not very difficult,…

SSL certificate monitoring with Bash

30. June 2017

In order to see in the monitoring tool if and when an SSL certificate is due to expire a script was created to determine the expiration date. In comparison to…