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Create AES secure passwords for use in PowerShell scripting.

################################################################# # Generate AES Secured Password for Scriptng # # Created by - Cameron Joyce # # Last Modified - Dec 25 2016 # ################################################################# # This script is used to generate a secured AES key and password string for use with other automation. # Variables $Key = New-Object Byte[] 32 # AES Key...

vmware horizon geolocation in heatmap kibana

Because of the Covid crisis most of our employees work from home. Fortunately we already had a VMware Horizon environment ready so our users could use that. Our servicedesk did get some new problems with this situation when users that they cant connect to our environment. So my idea was to build a VMware Horizon dashboard within Kibana to pinpoint outside problems ex. users ISP. So if for example...

NGINX – Easiest way to setup SSL using .pfx files

Installing OpenSSL with PowerShell and Chocolatey Assuming you have installed Chocolatey using the installation instructions, your first task is to install OpenSSL on Windows 10. To do this, open up your PowerShell console and run  choco install OpenSSL.Light We’ll start by extracting the CRT file using openssl with the following command openssl pkcs12 -in ./YOUR-PFX-FILE.pfx -clcerts -nokeys ...

How to Secure and Harden OpenSSH Server

1. Setup SSH Passwordless Authentication By default, SSH requires users to provide their passwords when logging in. But here’s the thing: hackers can guess passwords or even perform a brute force attack using special hacking tools and gain access to your system. To be on the safe side, the use of SSH passwordless authentication is highly encouraged. The first step is to...

Cleaning out old WSUS update files

How This Article Came To Be The contents of this article are the results of a long path of investigation, trial and error, and (bloody-minded) determination to find a way to clean up our corporate WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) installation. What I’ve documented below is partly based on work done by others (which I’ll provide attribution for as they are definitely due the credit), and...

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