Tag Archives: AWS

AWS: Route53 Private Hosted Zones — hiding domains from the Internet

26 July 2021
 

 Private Hosted Zone in AWS Route53 allows to limit access to DNS records of a domain, thus making it inaccessible for the DNS Enumeration (or DNS brute-force), when an attacker checks for available records in a domain to know endpoints list to check them for vulnerabilities. For such attacks, there is a lot of utilities… Read More »

AWS: WAF WebACL logging and Logz.io integration

22 July 2021
 

 In the first post – AWS: Web Application Firewall overview, configuration, and its monitoring – we spoke about its main components, created a WebACL and Rules for it, and did basic monitoring. Also, we’ve configured WebACL’s logs collection with AWS Kinesis, but now it’s time to see them Logz.io, as CloudWatch Logs isn’t available for… Read More »

AWS: Web Application Firewall overview, configuration, and its monitoring

19 July 2021
 

  AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall) is an AWS service for monitoring incoming traffic to secure a web application for suspicious activity like SQL injections. Can be attached to an AWS Application LoadBalancer, AWS CloudFront distribution, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS AppSync GraphQL API. In case of finding any request that sits WAF’s rules, it… Read More »

AWS: CloudTrail overview and integration with CloudWatch and Opsgenie

15 July 2021
 

 AWS CloudTrail is a service for auditing AWS accounts events and is enabled by default. It saves all actions that were done by a user, IAM role, or an AWS service via AWS Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDK. CloudTrail will write information about every API call, log in to the system, services events, and… Read More »

AWS: Simple Email Service Bounce rate and monitoring with and Prometheus

14 July 2021
 

 Recently, AWS blocked our AWS Simple Email Service because of its low bounce rate. This can be checked in the AWS SES > Reputation Dashboard, our account currently has Under review status: After we’ve connected AWS Tech Support, they enabled it back, but we must solve the issue asap, and have to monitor AWS SES… Read More »

AWS Hero: June, 2021 announce

11 June 2021
 

  Amazon Web Services has a special AWS Hero program for people, who made a significant contribution to the AWS community. Suddenly, I was nominated there and announced in June in the AWS Container Hero category. Mainly, because of this blog and AWS/Kubernetes/EKS posts. And by the way – I’m the very first AWS Hero… Read More »

Kubernetes: metrics-server – “401 Unauthorized” amd “kubelet stopped posting node status”

23 April 2021
 

 On our AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service Dev cluster, we got a couple of namespaees hanging i nthe Termination state. “401 Unauthorized”, response: “Unauthorized” Remembering a similar issue where the root cause was the metrics-server (see the Kubernetes: namespace hangs in Terminating and metrics-server non-obviousness post for details), the first thing I did was to check… Read More »

Istio: external AWS Application LoadBalancer and Istio Ingress Gateway

22 April 2021
 

 In the previous post, Istio: an overview and running Service Mesh in Kubernetes, we started Istion io AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service and got an overview of its main components. The next task is to add an AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) before Istio Ingress Gateway because Istio Gateway Service with its default type LoadBalancer creates… Read More »

Istio: an overview and running Service Mesh in Kubernetes

11 April 2021
 

 Istio is a Service Mesh solution that allows performing Service Discovery, Load Balancing, traffic control, canary rollouts and blue-green deployments, traffic monitoring between microservices. We will use Istio in our AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service for traffic monitoring, as an API Gateway service, for traffic policies, and for various deployment strategies. In this post, will speak… Read More »