Convert AWS Cloudformation JSON templates into YAML

AWS have recently upgraded their Cloudformation engine to cope with YAML templates.  This is a major boon for us all! 🙂

Here is a small python script that will help convert your json templates over to yaml.

Your joins and …

 
wordpress blank page on reset password

wordpress blank page on reset password

Are you using WordPress, Woocommerce and Responsive full width background slider pro plugin?

You might be finding that your reset password process is breaking.

The email gets to the customer but when they click on the link it ends up …

 
AWS Default IAM Groups using Cloud Formation

AWS Default IAM Groups using Cloud Formation

I’ve created a default set of groups / roles using the base AWS Managed Policies for Full Access and Read Only Access.

Using cloudformation you can quickly create a set of groups and roles that should quickly satisfy security folks …

 

AWS CPanel AMI Default WHM Root Password

This is the EC2 Servers Root account password.

you need to login via putty and do a

sudo passwd

and set a new password

then you can login to WHM using root and your new password to create cpanel accounts.…

 

The parameter groupName cannot be used with the parameter subnet

Lately I’ve been getting “The parameter groupName cannot be used with the parameter subnet “ when trying to cloudform an EC2 instance.

my template does not have a parameter called groupName in it!?!

On the net I’ve found:

https://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?threadID=68682…

 
AWS Vendor Role Management

AWS Vendor Role Management

Hi,

At some point you may have a vendor managing your AWS environment.

The vendor may have their own requirement to have the AWS env created on “their account”.  As such they own the IAM Root account.

It is possible …

 

DynamoDB For Games

When making games it’s impossible to tell how successful you will be.

While MSSQL and MYSQL are pretty good choices, their scalability and elasticity are issues.

AWS DynamoDB offers a reasonable alternative for indy games.

Check out this article on …

 

AWS ELB Any Port!

http://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2015/09/elastic-load-balancing-support-for-all-ports-and-additional-access-log-fields/

How cool is that!

“If the front-end connection uses TCP or SSL, then your back-end connections can use either TCP or SSL. If the front-end connection uses HTTP or HTTPS, then your back-end connections can use either HTTP or

 

Source Initiated Subscription – Non Domain Joined Machines

So you came here expecting to learn about how to set up a source initated subscription because you have a non domain joined machine you want to collect even logs from.

You’ve followed the instructions here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb870973%28v=vs.85%29.aspx  and failed.

Same. …