Using One SSH Key Pair Across Multiple Network Zones

Reminder: All views expressed on this blog are my own, and are not representative of any organization I was/am affiliated with.  Overview Secure Shell (SSH) is an encrypted protocol that is commonly used for communication between hosts on an unencrypted network. Connecting to another host on the network comprises of connecting to its SSH server, […]

Finding Postgres pg_hba.conf File

The pg_hba.conf file is the PostgreSQL Client Authentication Configuration File, aka the Host Based Authentication File. Depending on your distro/system, it may be installed in different locations. One easy way to find it would be to issue the following command from the psql command line: psql > SHOW hba_file; This command will show you the […]

Appian 17.2 on Docker

This walk-through explains how to set up Appian 17.2 on Docker. It was going to happen sooner or later 🙂 Approach I deliberated on two approaches: Lightweight containers, and have the host OS to manage the Appian components, and Heavy containers (Appian components sit within Docker image), but rely less on host OS I chose […]

Installing Appian 17.2 on Centos 7

As part of a recent project, I was provided the opportunity to evaluate Appian (a Business Process Management Suite) and how it can fit the requirements. As part of the exploratory phase, I had to understand Appian’s architecture and install an evaluation instance. This post will describe the installation steps I took to get Appian […]

Getting psql Utility on Windows CLI

I recently had to connect to a Postgres database on the network to perform some simple administrative tasks. However, the Windows machine I had did not have Postgres installed. As I only needed the “psql” utility to connect and query the database, and not the entire database engine, I was reluctant to install Postgres on […]