A common technical challenge for developers, operations, and IT security is the management of service account credentials used by applications. Service accounts are needed to authorize different components for communication and sharing data. This is true whether the application runs in the cloud or on-premise. The problem is that these credentials have the following issues:
- They are setup one time.
- They never expire.
- They are hard-coded into configuration files.
I want to share some design thoughts on how to make changing credentials easier.
Originally published by Tricore: June 26, 2017
In this blog post, we review common issues that database administrators (DBAs) might run into when working with Oracle® Enterprise Manager (OEM) 12c Management Agents. We hope this information helps you fix these problems quickly and keep your Oracle targets well-monitored.
You may be asked to migrate multiple Internet Information Server (IIS) sites from on-site to the Cloud, but migrating individual sites is a long and daunting task. This blog discusses simplifying the process.
Originally published by TriCore: March 27, 2017
If you're considering migrating your email systems to Microsoft® Office 365®, there are a variety of migration methods. The best fit depends on your requirements. This blog post covers factors you should consider when choosing an email migration method.
A few months back, I decided to find a way to lighten the load of ad-hoc vulnerability scanning requests by our system owners. Our most frequent requests used to go something like this: "Can you scan this"..."Ok I fixed it, scan again."
Given the prevalence of Slack and associated bots, I thought it would be a good idea to try to write my own for scanning. Enter the InsightVM Slack Bot!
Online table redefinition allows you to restructure your Oracle® table in production without making the data unavailable. You might be comfortable using temp tables to move data around, but there is a better solution.
Azure recently went GA with their Azure Kubernetes Service, but following the Microsoft documentation for setting up an HTTPS ingress controller could make you go in circles. Let me share what I have found out Microsoft's recent changes in their HTTPS ingress controller document.
Originally published by Tricore: Aug 24, 2017
In Part 1 of this series, we shared some tips for using MongoDB. In Part 2, we cover several more MongoDB topics, including optimization, performance, speed, indexing, schema design, and data safety.
Originally published by Tricore: Aug 2, 2017
While it's easy to get started with MongoDB, more complex issues emerge when you're building applications. You may find yourself wondering things like:
- How do I re-sync a replica member in replica set?
- How can I recover MongoDB after a crash?
- When should I use MongoDB's GridFS specification to store and retrieve files?
- How do I fix corrupted data?
This blog post shares a few tips for handling these situations when you're using MongoDB.
Popularity Trends is a feature in SharePoint Server 2013 that enhances search and web analytics services by offering a ready-to-use solution.