NodeJS Module Tutorial: A New Series
March 1, 2016
Recently at work we’ve been busy working on a number of security projects. One of the key projects is having our user directory accessible universally which means LDAP. So we’ve undertaken moving our “Directory of Truth” from Okta to JumpCloud. While Okta provides a good product, JumpCloud provides LDAP-as-a-Service (and RADIUS-as-a-service) which has worked very well in my testing so far. What does this have to do with writing a nodeJS module? Well, JumpCloud has a lovely REST API and had no NPM module.
Making Of: The MFA Phone (Because Twilio is too easy)
April 16, 2015
Like so many others, I strongly believe that multi-factor authentication (MFA) should be a requirement for every website. It is a cheap and (fairly) easy way in which we can secure the sites of today, that use the authentication from yesterday (well, a few decades ago), until we have the secure authentication of tomorrow. Companies like Authy and Duo are making it faster and easier than ever before to adopt MFA into your personal workflow for “Everything”. That is, until you need to share a login with colleagues.
Photoshop CC infected with a virus called “Node.exe”
April 3, 2015
What is this ‘Node.exe’ thing? Sounds scary! Or so the innocent user thinks. Sue me for enjoying the occasional sensationalist headline, but it’s a legitimate comment about randomly including software and NOT explaining yourself. Fortunately for me, I know what it is, but a lot of users don’t. Adobe has, to the best I can tell, started to include NodeJS in Photoshop and possibly other apps from their suite. It’s a legitimate copy signed by Joyent, so the likelihood of being a virus is close to nil, however there are a lot of users with this same node.
Book Review: The Node Beginner Book
September 3, 2013
During August I went and took my first “real vacation” in about 5 years, however I ended up having to work most of it. Unfortunately I’m still working on that elusive “real vacation”. During the times I wasn’t working, I spent some time reading The Node Beginner Book, and generally trying to learn Node.js. I’ve read a lot of technical books and honestly wasn’t expecting much out of a 60 page “book”, but I was honestly and pleasantly surprised.
Setting up Node.JS on OSX – Quick and Easy
July 24, 2013
Recently, I’ve gotten into learning Node.JS. Installing Node on my servers for remote development is easy enough with a wajig install nodejs, however I want to be able to work off my laptop while I’m on vacation. While it’s not quite as easy as one command, it really isn’t that hard to setup.