Category Archives: HOWTO’s

SSH: RSA keys, and ssh-agent for SSH keys and their passwords management

1 December 2019
 

 During keyring configuration for the Nextcloud client (see the Linux: the Nextcloud client, qtkeychain and the “The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files” error post) – I decided to clean up the mess in my SSH keys, as I have a lot of them and sometimes authentication became just pain. In general… Read More »

Linux: the Nextcloud client, qtkeychain and the “The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files” error

1 December 2019
 

 After installing Nextcloud (see the Nextcloud: running in Docker Compose on Debian with Let’s Encrypt SSL post), on the next day its client ton my Arch Linux asked for authentication. But after I entered my credentials, it returned me the following error: Reading from keychain failed with error: ‘The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by… Read More »

Nextcloud: running in Docker Compose on Debian with Let’s Encrypt SSL

30 November 2019
 

 I while ago I’d tested the Nextcloud, see the NextCloud: installing server on Debian behind NGINX with PHP-FPM and client on Arch Linux post. In general, it looks good, so it’s time to try to run in a production environment and finally migrate from Dropbox to it. Today, let’s spin up a Nextcloud instance using… Read More »

AWS: RDS Certificate Authority SSL certificate upgrade

22 November 2019
 

 We started receiving emails from AWS with notifications to update RDS Certificate Authority certificates. It’s time to do it, so let’s start from our Dev, then will repeat on Staging and Production environments. W eare using common AWS RDS MariaDB instances, and the upgrade documentation is available here>>>. The process itself is really simple and… Read More »

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 »

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 »