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Using Hashicorp Consul to Store Terraform State

Using Hashicorp Consul to Store Terraform State

Hashicorp’s Terraform product is very popular in describing your infrastructure as code. One thing that you need consider when using Terraform is where you’ll store your state files and how they’ll be locked so that two team members or build servers aren’t stepping on each other. State can be stored in Terraform Enterprise (TFE) or… Continue Reading

AWS IAM Indecision

AWS IAM Indecision

Identity and Access Management (IAM) can be a confusing topic for people that are new to Amazon Web Services. There are IAM Users that could be used for authentication or solutions considered part of the AWS Directory Services such as Microsoft AD, Simple AD, or AD Connector. If none of these sound appealing, there is… Continue Reading

AWS Directory Service – AD Connector

AWS Directory Service – AD Connector

Just because you’ve started moving workloads into the cloud, doesn’t mean you can forget about Microsoft Active Directory. Many customers simply stand up their own domain controllers on EC2 instances to provide domain services. But if you’re moving to AWS there are also some great services you can take advantage of, to provide similar functionality.… Continue Reading