Archive | AWS

Personal access to your servers

This article describes setting up a single security group with cloudformation that you can use to ensure you can easily gain access to your servers wherever you are. And as a bonus it describes how you can update the parameters of your stack from the command line without needing access to its template.

Changes to my setup

Over the Christmas break I made some time to implement changes to my AWS setup that I've been thinking of. As this invalidates some of the things I've written about in other articles I felt I should point them out here as well.

Setting up SSL for an ELB

Enabling SSL on an Elastic Load Balancer in AWS is fairly straightforward and well documented, but that’s only one part of the whole process. When I needed to set it up again last week I figured that this time I would document the entire thing, from getting the keys to incorporating it into a CloudFormation template.

The first babysteps with CloudFormation

When it comes to creating an infrastructure in AWS, CloudFormation is a great tool. You can use it to manage your entire infrastructure, from the initial setup to any updates and removing it all again. This article will guide you through these first steps.

Introduction to the AWS CLI

As I'll be writing a number of articles about AWS in the future, I figured it would be a good idea to first introduce the basics. This article will therefore introduce the AWS API, and guide you through setting it up for your own use.