I stumbled upon Convox a couple weeks ago, and found it pretty interesting. It’s led by a few people formerly from Heroku, and it certainly feels like it. A simple command-line interface to manage your applications on AWS, with almost no AWS-specific configuration required. An example of how simple it is to deploy a new… Continue reading Convox
I’m a big Let’s Encrypt fan. They provide free SSL certificates for your web servers so you can protect the traffic from prying eyes. In fact, the connection between your web browser and my blog server is made private thanks to Let’s Encrypt. Using Let’s Encrypt requires some setup and automation on your part if… Continue reading Playing around with AWS Certificate Manager
Note: This blog post covers the legacy SSL Endpoint. Heroku now recommends the use of Heroku SSL, which can provide you with a free certificate and HTTPS (provided you are using the Hobby tier or higher). If you use Heroku, you probably know a couple things: You can’t use an apex domain for your site… Continue reading Heroku + SSL = Expensive?
It may be easy to use the same master Access Key and Secret Access Key for all your apps using Amazon AWS, but it’s definitely not secure and recommended against. That said, I had a little trouble writing the IAM policy granting a single user access to a single S3 bucket. I finally had time… Continue reading Amazon IAM Policies: Granting one user access to a S3 bucket