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Lightboard Lessons: The F5 SSL Orchestrator

The F5 SSL Orchestrator (SSLO) provides a powerful solution to the problem of TLS encryption visibility. Most of the traffic on the Internet today is encrypted, so organizations have to figure out how to reliably inspect that encrypted traffic... Read more
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Configuring the F5 BIG-IP to Perform Name Resolution Using a DNS Resolver Cache

After feedback on both DevCentral and direct email, it seems as though there is still confusion or a lack of clarity around how to configure the BIG-IP to perform name resolution. A common scenario of my own customers is to configure the BIG-IP as... Read more
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BIG-IP Solutions: Securing Your Website

Do you have an unencrypted "clear text" website?  Do you want to convert that to a more secure, encrypted site?  It's easy to do that with the BIG-IP... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Kerberos Delegation & Protocol Transition

In this Lightboard Lesson, I continue the discussion I started with basic Kerberos authentication by digging into two extensions to the protocol: delegation and protocol transition. In the final video in this Kerberos series, we’ll cover Kerberos... Read more
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Welcome to F5 Cloud Services

F5 Cloud Services is a suite of self-serve options powered by our globally distributed cloud infrastructure with our industry-leading DNS and load balancing technologies. Read more on DevCentral. Read more
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F5 Cloud Services Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about F5 Cloud Services on DevCentral. Anything we don't cover in the official FAQ can be discussed in DevCentral's Q&A. Read on! Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: The Problem Of TLS Visibility

Internet traffic today is encrypted at a rate of almost 90%. While encryption is a great benefit to securing web traffic, it also presents a problem for inspecting that traffic... Read more
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Block Known Threats Using F5's IP Intelligence Service

If you are not familiar with F5's IP Intelligence capability, it is an add-on service that integrates with both the Advanced Firewall Manager and Application Security Manager. Steve Lyons covers how IP Intelligence can help you. Read more
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Configuring a Per-App VPN Using F5 App Tunnels

So if anyone of you has sat in a tech talk of mine, I am sure you have heard me mention the use of F5 app tunnels or split tunnel VPN's. The capability is very similar to the article I wrote about in regards to network access on DevCentral... Read more
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Centralizing Cloud Security with F5 and AWS Transit Gateway

Today we were fortunate to be a launch partner of AWS for their newly announced Transit Gateway feature, known as TGW.We've had the opportunity to get our hands on TGW while it's been in private beta, and as a networking vendor up in AWS,... Read more
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A Primer On F5 AWS CloudFormation Templates

If there was a magic button for application deployment we'd all use it. For those of us in the real world we use templates. Learn how F5 uses AWS CloudFormation Templates to simplify traffic and security implementation. Read more
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WordPress + WooCommerce Plugin Design Flaw to RCE

Earlier this month (November 2018), RIPS Technologies blogged about a design flaw within WordPress that allows privilege escalation.  WordPress is one of the most commonly used Content Management System (CMS) and is used by over 32% of the... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: What is QUIC?

QUIC is the Quick UDP Internet Connections protocol, developed by Google and currently in IETF workgroups for further development. It is being considered for replacing TCP as a transport protocol for HTTP/3. Join Jason in this Lightboard Lesson as... Read more
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RichFaces Framework 3.X Expression Language (EL) Injection (CVE-2018-14667)

Recently, a new vulnerability in the RichFaces framework was discovered and was assigned with CVE-2018-14667. RichFaces is one of the libraries that implement the JavaServer faces (JSF) specification which is the Java standard for building... Read more
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Lightboard Lesson: Perfect Forward Secrecy Inspection Visibility

This time last year, we released a Lightboard Lesson recorded by David Holmes featuring his insights on the ultimate passive inspection architecture. Whereas the solution he proposed in that video stepped perfect forward secrecy (pfs) traffic down... Read more
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BIG-IQ Reporting for Subscriptions and ELA - How to Generate and Revoke Licenses for Isolated BIG-IP VE Instances

Ever wonder how to generate subscription and ELA reports for BIG-IP virtual editions not connected to BIG-IQ? Now you can find out with DevCentral. Revel in the magical world of generating and revoking licenses for BIG-IP VE in isolated environments. Read more
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BIG-IQ Reporting for Subscription and ELA Programs

Learn how to use BIG-IQ to generate your subscription and ELA reporting. Find out when reporting is needed and how the report is used. Read more
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iControl REST Fine-Grained Role Based Access Control

iControl REST Fine-Grained Role Based Access Control Introduction The F5's role based access control (RBAC) mechanism allows a BIG-IP administrator to assign appropriate access privilages to the users [1]. For example, when the operator role... Read more
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iRules Commands Updates

Late last week, I updated the iRules wiki with all the commands and events introduced in version 14.0. In the process, I noticed there were several commands I had to update as well, as I have done for past versions. The updated commands are noted... Read more
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BIG-IP Solutions: URL Redirect Deep Dive

Sometimes you just need to simply redirect one web page to another. But sometimes you have a page with lots of links and you want to redirect some of them but not all of them... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: SSL Certificates Behaving Badly

In the world of secure websites, it's critical to maintain proper ownership of the certificate that helps protect your site. As it turns out, one person can legitimately hold a valid certificate for a website that someone else owns... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Configure the F5 BIG-IP as an Explicit Forward Web Proxy Using LTM

In a previous article, I provided a guide on using F5's Access Policy Manager (APM) and Secure Web Gateway (SWG) to provide forward web proxy services. While that guide was for organizations that are looking to provide secure internet access... Read more
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BIG-IP Solutions: Simple URL Redirects

Many people use iRules for URL redirects, but the BIG-IP offers policies to do this for you. Policies are faster than iRules, they are easier to manage, and you don't have to know the exact scripting language code to use them... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
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Lightboard Lessons: Basic Kerberos Authentication

In this Lightboard Lesson, I kick off a three-part series on Kerberos authentication, starting with the basic authentication messaging. Stay tuned for delegation and protocol transitions in part two, and then I'll wrap the Kerberos series... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
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Lightboard Lessons: F5 Access Manager/APM and Okta - Single Sign On and Multi-Factor Authentication

The F5 Access Manager provides access to all kinds of web applications...no matter what kind of authentication requirements they have.  Likewise, Okta provides identity management for all kinds of users... Read more
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