Grafana: Loki – the LogQL’s Prometheus-like counters, aggregation functions and dnsmasq’s requests graphs

17 November 2019
 

 The last time I configured Loki for logs collecting and monitoring was in February 2019 – almost a year ago, see the Grafana Labs: Loki – logs collecting and monitoring system post, when Loki was in its Beta state. Now we faced with outgoing traffic issues in our Production environments and can’t find who guilty for… Read More »

What is: SAML – an overview, its structure and requests tracing between a Jenkins and Okta SSO

17 November 2019
 

 During the SAML SSO configuration for our Jenkins, I faced an issue, when some attributes weren’t passed from Okta to the Jenkins instance. So in this post will try to figure out what is SAML in general, will take a short overview of its architecture and main components, and will make some SAML-requests tracing/sniffing to… Read More »

dnsmasq: AWS – “Temporary failure in name resolution”, logs, debug and dnsmasq cache size

28 October 2019
 

 We are using AWS VPC DNS and sometimes facing with errors like “php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Temporary failure in name resolution“. The only advice from AWS tech. support was to configure a local dnsmasq service to act as a local DNS cache, but I did this already year ago and this issue happens once in 1-2-3… Read More »

Arch Linux: package-query: error while loading shared libraries: libalpm.so.11

26 October 2019
 

 Didn’t install upgrades for a couple of weeks, today packages to be upgraded became over 100, so I run it. Upgrades on my Arch Linux are installed with a simple alias in the.bashrc: … alias osupgrade=”yaourt -Syua –noconfirm” … (seems eventually it’s time to change it to the alias osupgrade=”yay -Syua –noconfirm”) The error Usually,… Read More »

Okta: G-Suite integration – provisioning and users import and export

25 October 2019
 

 And going forward with Okta setup for our project. Previous posts: Okta: SSO authentication for Gmail and Slack Jenkins: SAML Authentication with Okta SSO and users groups Jenkins: SAML, Okta, users groups, and Role-Based Security plugin Github: SAML, Okta, and Github Enterprise Cloud – Organization SSO configuration The next task is to integrate our Google… Read More »

Github: SAML, Okta, and Github Enterprise Cloud – Organization SSO configuration

21 October 2019
 

 As a follow-up to the SSO, Okta, and SAML. We already did everything for our Jenkins (see the Jenkins: SAML, Okta, user groups, and Role-Based Security plugin post) – now it’s time to do the same thing with our Github organization. The idea is the same as for the Jenkins’ setup: keep all users in… Read More »

AWS: Redshift – quick start and SQL-workbench connection config

18 October 2019
 

 Our data-analytics team eventually started to play with an AWS Redshift cluster instead of the MariaDB RDS service. Actually, the current task is to spin up a simple Proof of Concept Redshift’s cluster in the AWS. Let’s do it quickly, without details – if this will go to the Production, I’ll add another post with… Read More »

OpenVPN: the No route to host and ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE errors – the cause and a solution

14 October 2019
 

 We have an OpenVPN Access Server running, see its setup in the OpenVPN: OpenVPN Access Server set up and AWS VPC peering configuration post. The VPN server is hosted in a first AWS VPC, while a Bitwarden service – in another one VPC. Between those VPCs we have a VPC peering configured, and the OpenVPN… Read More »

Jenkins: SAML Authentication with Okta SSO and users groups

11 October 2019
 

 SAML – Secure Assertion Markup Language is used for federated authentication when some service which we need to get access to (a Service Provider), asks another service (an Identity Provider) to perform a user’s authentification. Check the documentation here>>>. Service Provider (SP): is a system where need to authenticate, in our case this will be Jenkins… Read More »