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Nov
4

Certificate Authority Management System for Direct

The management software that runs the certificate authority (CA) at DirectCA.org, or more precisely console.directca.org, is now open source. “vcert” is a web-based application written. . .

May
5

ce – Certificate Examiner

This is a quick command-line utility for displaying information contained in an SSL certificates and CRLs. It is faster and easier to remember than the. . .

Apr
14

A Command-line Utility & Library to Fetch Revoked Serial Numbers from a Certificate Revocation List (CRL)

This functionality is not available in openssl’s comand line utility, so I cooked this up to do the job. The library function returns a Python. . .

Oct
17

A Collection of Handy Django Authentication Backends

This blog entry describes three Django Authentication backends you can use instead of the default “django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend”. Below is a brief description of each. EmailBackend –. . .

Jun
10

Useful Tip for Port Forwarding Apache (or other Web Server)

Problem You are working on a remote web server where you do not have have access to view the web servers content on port 80.. . .

Jul
20

Django Production Deployment: How to Make Apache2 mod_wsgi and virtualenv for Python Play Nice

Problem: You are a good little Python developer and you use virtualenv in your Python development.  If you aren’t using virtualenv you’re doing it wrong.. . .

Jul
1

HTTPS / SSL Configuration Checklist

This blog entry describes how to configure mod_ssl on Ubuntu. This is designed as a quick reference for configuration. Make sure the “Common Name” is. . .

Jun
15

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume (Disk) on Amazon EC2

Problem: You are using Amazon EC2 cloud computer and you want to create an encrypted EBS volume to store sensitive data. For example, you may. . .

Mar
13

Postgresql Setup on Ubuntu 10.10

Here is a little cheat sheet for getting Postgres setup on Ubuntu and creating an initial database and database user.  This will work if you. . .

Nov
23

Serving Django Admin Static Media Files with Apache WSGI on Ubuntu

Here is a quick and simple configuration code recipe to serve the admin static files in a production environment using modWSGI and Apache 2. Modify. . .

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