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Lock Down Your Login

Last week we talked about WebSafe and how it can help protect against phishing attacks with a little piece of code. This is important since malware can steal credentials from every visited web application from an infected machine. This time we’re... Read more
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APM Cookbook: Modify LDAP Attribute Values using iRulesLX

Introduction Access Policy Manager (APM) does not have the ability to modify LDAP attribute values using the native features of the product. In the past I’ve used some creative unsupported solutions to modify LDAP attribute values, but with the... Read more
Average Rating: 3.3
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F5 BIG-IP Edge Client Now Supported in Apple macOS Sierra and iOS 10

F5 BIG-IP Edge Client and other F5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) client features are now supported in Apple macOS Sierra (10.12) as of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – the same day as the macOS Sierra was released! AND, BIG-IP Edge Client also supports Apple iOS 10 as of September 13, 2016 – the same day as it was released! Read more
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Get Your Git Tips Right Here!

Yes, baseball season is winding down, but I’m always nostalgic for an evening with 45000 of my closest friends at Busch Stadium here in St Louis. But enough about baseball-I’m not here to offer you overpriced ballpark food and beverages, but... Read more
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APIs are not Web Pages

Even though web pages might be built from APIs, they are not the same. There’s a tendency, particularly for networkers, to classify applications by the protocols they use. If it uses HTTP, it must be a web app. The thing is that HTTP has become... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: DNS Scalability & Security

The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all... Read more
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Don’t Take the Impostor’s Bait

Phishing has been around since the dawn of the internet. The term was first used in an AOL Usenet group back in 1996 but it wasn’t until 2003 when many baited hooks and lures started dropping. Popular transaction destinations like PayPal and eBay... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition Lab Configuration

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I walk through my personal lab configuration on my Mac, utilizing VMware Fusion to deploy the F5 BIG-IP Lab Virtual Edition along with a few Ubuntu LAMP servers and a shopping cart VM for ASM testing. Fusion... Read more
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Liegt die IT-Sicherheit in der Verantwortung der Endgerätenutzer?

Die Meldungen über Angriffe, Phishing-Attacken und vielen anderen IT-Sicherheitslöchern reißen nicht ab.  Laut einem aktuellen Bericht der FAZ über Hackerangriffe auf deutsche Banken, werden bei den heutigen Angriffen... Read more
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750th Blog Spectacular - Lessons of the LightBoard

I recently built out a LightBoard Studio for my home office so I can start contributing to the awesome LightBoard Lessons on DevCentral. These are short, informative videos explaining various technologies and often, how to implement on a BIG-IP... Read more
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Azure Security Center - How to protect your Web Applications in Azure

Azure Security Center allows you to asses your security in Azure. To do so, Azure Security Center can advise you on several layers : - Network Security - Application Security - Rest of the security For the Application layer security, Azure... Read more
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APM Cookbook: Okta MFA Integration

Example of leveraging F5 APM and Okta MFA for multi-factor authentication to legacy apps. Read more
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Contributing to Github Projects

A few months ago F5 released a python-based SDK for the iControl REST interface. I have mostly used iControl REST by building my own functions for working with the BIG-IP and including along with the core logic of my particular task. But the SDK... Read more
Average Rating: 5.0
5 Reviews

Clash of Ops: How Security turns Stateless into Stateful

It was a Monday. I was reading the Internet. Okay, I was skimming feeds. Anyway, I happened across a title that intrigued me, “Stateful Apps and Containers: Squaring the Circle.” It had all the right buzzwords (containers) and mentioned state,... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: WebSafe and MobileSafe

The Web, while convenient and necessary for business, can be a dangerous and scary place. The good news is that F5 offers a security solution called WebSafe.     Related Resources: Read more
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Umdenken der IT-Sicherheit – keine Einladung für Hacker

Laut einem aktuellen Bericht der Zeit plädiert Arne Schönbohm, BSI-Präsident für einen konsequenten Schutz von Cyberangriffen. „Wir können Cyberangriffe stoppen und IT-Systeme so fit machen, dass es zu keinen Auswirkungen... Read more
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Beschäftigt Sie Ihre IT-Sicherheit und Sie wollen endlich Lösungen?

Wussten Sie, dass Unternehmen etwa 70 Prozent des Budgets für IT-Security in das Netzwerk investieren? Heutzutage zielen jedoch 80 Prozent der Attacken auf Anwendungen, da sich diese durch mobile Lösungen außerhalb des Netzwerks... Read more
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Q/A with Secure-24's Josh Becigneul - DevCentral's Featured Member for September

Josh Becigneul is the ADC Engineer for Secure-24 and DevCentral’s Featured Member for September! Josh has been working in the IT industry in various positions for a little over 10 years. He’s moved through various disciplines including MS server... Read more
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Contributing the F5 LBaaS Plugin Driver to OpenStack

The F5 Networks OpenStack product development team recently upstreamed a driver to support BIG-IPs in OpenStack clouds. This article summarizes the OpenStack network plugin driver architecture and the team's experience contributing a driver to the OpenStack project . Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Logging on BIG-IP

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason walks through the different logging options on BIG-IP for local and remote destinations. Resources Configuring Remote High-Speed Logging Overview of BIG-IP logging BigDB database keys (11.x -... Read more
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Time to Get Prepping for the F5 Certification 201 Exam

Less than a month after gaining some cred (and relief) from passing the F5 Certification 101 exam, the DevCentral team is now embarking on our 201-TMOS Administration journey. The 201-TMOS Administration exam is the second exam required to achieve... Read more
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Evolving Programmability with Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Network automation is critical to provide; repeatability, reducing deployment time, security, and cloud enabled services. Achieving the nirvana of an automated app deployment can be broken into several phases... Read more
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The Source of Truthiness - your journey towards operational efficiency

Many of our NetOps friends are under pressure from leadership to become more efficient and integrate with continuous deployment orchestration tools. While most can see the business benefits, and fully understand the drive towards programmable... Read more
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Risk Remediation And The Power Of iRules

Adding to the built-in security features of the BIG-IP platform, you can take advantage of an easy-to-use scripting language to customize security for your specific environment. Based on TCL and JavaScript (iRules LX), iRules enables you to select how you route, redirect, reject, intercept, inspect, transform, and basically control all inbound or outbound application traffic Read more
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What Ops Needs to Know about APIs and Compression

I’ve been reading up on APIs cause, coolness. And in particular I really enjoyed reading Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API because it had a lot of really good information and advice. And then I got to the part about compressing... Read more
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