Website Provisioning – Automate Apache with SaltStack

Website Provisioning - Apache and SaltstackEver since I’ve started hosting my own domains, I’ve searched for ways to automate the website provisioning.

Normally, the documentation includes the information on configuring your infrastructure based on roles. But if you have a webserver role for all your minions it doesn’t help with the individual provisioning I am aiming at.
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Spring Cleaning


Since it’s spring, it’s clean-up time.

I’ve managed to move the blog away from to my own hosted server. I’m celebrating by deleting old (and obsolete) posts from my blog.

I’m curious to see how much success I’ll have in writing new articles on WP.

Linux “root” tweaks


Tired of always being afraid someone will hack into your Linux computer/server?

One of the most important steps is to make sure the attacker can’t log in with the “root” account.

In order to do this, you have to:

  1. Make sure you can “switch user” to root (you will need to be able to control your system, after all)
  2. Make sure that nobody can log in with root, neither remote nor local.

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