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Use your Google Account as an OpenID Connect provider

We have passwords everywhere: to unlock our computer, to reach our inbox, to login as root on our Raspberry PI, etc. Unless you have a password vault to store your credentials securely, it is very difficult to keep all your credentials safe. With the OpenID Connect protocol, you can replace the individual passwords of every web application by a Google Login. This article goes through all the steps to use your Google Account as an OpenID Connect provider and subsequent articles (check links at the bottom of this article) explain how to configure the different services and software to use your Google Account as an OpenID Connect provider. Continue reading

Secure a Quarkus API with Keycloak

Quarkus is a Java stack that is Kubernetes native, lightweight and fast. Quarkus can be used for any type of backend development, including API-enabled backends. Keycloak is an open source Single Sign On solution that can be used to secure APIs. In this article, I’m describing how to secure a Quarkus API with Keycloak using JWT tokens. Continue reading

Install OpenWRT on your Raspberry PI

OpenWRT is a Linux distribution for embedded systems. It made design choices that take it apart from the usual Linux distributions: musl libc instead of the usual glibc, busybox instead of coreutils, ash instead of bash, etc. As a result, the system is very light and blazing fast! Continue reading

Nginx with TLS on OpenWRT

In the article “Install OpenWRT on your Raspberry PI”, I explained how to install OpenWRT on a Raspberry PI and the first steps as an OpenWRT user. As I plan to use my Raspberry PI to host plenty of web applications, I wanted to setup a versatile reverse proxy to protect them all, along with TLS support to meet nowadays security requirements. Continue reading

Feed URLs for the most common CMS: Drupal, Wordpress, WiX and YouTube

If like me you are using an RSS reader to stay informed, there is nothing more frustrating than reading a website that does not advertise an RSS feed. But since most website are based on commonly found CMS, it is highly probable the RSS feeds are there, just not advertised. Continue reading

Airgap OpenShift Installation: move the registry created using oc adm release mirror between environments

Some customers, especially large banks, have very tight security requirements. Most of them enforce a complete disconnection of their internal networks from the Internet. When installing OpenShift in such environments (this is named “disconnected” or “airgap” installation), all the OpenShift images have to be fetched (thanks to oc adm release mirror) in a dedicated registry from a bastion host that is both on the internal network and on the Internet. Continue reading

Ansible: Add a prefix or suffix to all items of a list

Recently, in one of my Ansible playbooks I had to prefix all items of a list with a chosen string. Continue reading

Check the Ansible version number in a playbook

My Ansible playbooks sometimes use features that are available only in a very recent versions of Ansible. To prevent unecessary troubles to the team mates that will execute them, I like to add a task at the very beginning of my playbooks to check the Ansible version number and abort if the requirements are not met. Continue reading

Deploying Miniflux on OpenShift

Miniflux is a minimalist, open source and opinionated RSS feed reader. There is a hosted instance available at a fair price point but wouldn’t it be cooler to host your own instance on your OpenShift cluster? Let’s do it! Continue reading

Deploying Invidious on OpenShift

Invidious is an alternative frontend to YouTube that is slimmer, faster and at the same time offer more features than YouTube itself. And even more important: it’s Open Source! There is a hosted instance at invidio.us if you want to give it a try. But, wouldn’t it be cooler to host your own instance on your OpenShift cluster? Let’s do it! Continue reading