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What is HTTP Part X - HTTP/2

In the penultimate article in this What is HTTP? series we covered iRules and local traffic policies and the power they can unleash on your HTTP traffic. To date in this series, the content primarily focuses on HTTP/1.1, as that is still the... Read more
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Understanding Performance Metrics and Network Traffic

Everybody should understand what specification sheet numbers mean, and how they apply to real world traffic. This article explains how specification sheets are generated and how to estimate the actual capacity needs of production environments. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Wanted: NetOps with Opinions

Take the State of Application Services 2019 survey Yes, you read that right. It’s that time again when we survey the market on the State of Application Delivery Services. No, that’s not a typo. The change in name is deliberate. For the past four... Read more
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Using Client Subnet in DNS Requests

BIG-IP DNS 14.0 now supports edns-client-subnet (ECS) for both responding to client requests (GSLB) or forwarding client requests (screening). The following is a quick start on using this feature. Read more
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Managing BIG-IP Licensing With BIG-IQ

Learn how to manage BIG-IP licensing with BIG-IQ License Manager. DevCentral provides walkthrough videos and links to authoritative content to make all licensing issues a problem of the past. Read more
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Hack to the Future: The Results

As promised, we met in Boston and hosted our first-ever "Hack to the Future" capture the flag event.  Eight teams from all over the world gathered to see who would take home the coveted DeLorean trophies... Read more
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BIGdiff - A Little Help For Software Upgrades

DevCentral MVP Leonardo Souza explains the BIGdiff script upgrade assistance script. The idea is simple, get the list of objects, and their respective status, before and after the software upgrade, then compare them and report the result. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
7 Reviews

Horizon Blast Extreme UDP with BEAT Support Functionality in BIG-IP Access Manager 14.0!

F5 BIG-IP Access Manager with Horizon Blast Extreme UDP with BEAT Support Functionality and how to implement the UDP code. Read more
2 Reviews

Automate import of SSL Certificate, Key & CRL from BIG-IP to BIG-IQ

Automate import of SSL Certificate, Key & CRL from BIG-IP to BIG-IQ Read more
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DevCentral's Featured Member for August - Kumar

Our Featured Member series is a way for us to show appreciation and highlight active contributors in our community. Communities thrive on interaction and our Featured Series gives you some insight on some of our most active folks... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Configuring an Application for Smart Card Authentication and Forms Based SSO Using a Static Username and Password

A customer recently reached out requesting assistance providing smart card authentication to an application that does not integrate with AD or LDAP and has only a single username and password. While many of you out there may have done this in the... Read more
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Hack to the Future: A Walk Through The Game

At this year's Agility conference in Boston, F5 will host a "Hack to the Future" event on Tuesday night where everyone can enjoy an awesome game of Capture The Flag.  The game consists of some really cool puzzles to solve... Read more
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Creating, Importing and Assigning a CA Certificate Bundle

Complex organizations like the Department of Defense can create certificate authority complications. DevCentral walks you through obtaining and creating CA bundles to help reduce impact as security requirements change. Read more
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Verifying Local Traffic Policy and iRule Precedence

The BIG-IP platform has had Tcl-based iRules since the initial v9 release back in 2004. When version 11.4 released, the HTTP class was deprecated in favor of local traffic policies. The policies provide access to inspect and act on ingress and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

DevCentral Showcase on LinkedIn

We are excited to share our New LinkedIn Home! We're thrilled to be Showcased under F5's LinkedIn Company Page and look forward to building a fun place to converse, ask questions and get inside advice on BIG-IP tips and tricks. LinkedIn... Read more
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Handling HTTP Requests on an HTTPS Virtual Server

There are scenarios where it might be prudent to support HTTP request redirection on a single port, and thus, a single virtual server. Yes, this can be done with the alias port zero, but that locks all other ports down unless you plan to build out... Read more
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Configuring Smart Card Authentication to the BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) using F5's Privileged User Access Solution

As promised in my last article which discussed configuring the BIG-IP as an SSH Jump Server using smart card authentication, I wanted to continue the discussion of F5's privileged user access with additional use cases. The first follow on... Read more
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The DevCentral Chronicles July Edition 1(7)

July is my favorite month due to it being both the middle of summer and I was born in July. This month I’ll drip of perspiration and celebrate another twist in the odometer of life. It’s also time for our monthly Chronicles where we keep you... Read more
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Configuring the BIG-IP as an SSH Jump Server using Smart Card Authentication and WebSSH Client

Based on the feedback I got when talking about this capability on social media, I figured I would write an article and expose everyone to what this solution actually looks like and how to deploy it. First off, I want to dig into the use case... Read more
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Calling All Conversations!

Is what I wrote almost 10 years ago when F5 was rolling out some of our early social media channels as the medium started to explode. Back then, we listed our MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels - the four big ones at the time. A... Read more
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Configuring Smart Card Authentication and Kerberos Constrained Delegation in F5 Access Policy Manager (APM)

In previous articles, we have discussed the use of F5 BIG-IP as a SSL VPN and then followed up by adding endpoint security to the same Access Profile configuration we used for VPN access. I now wanted to take some time to discuss a use case that... Read more
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Duplicating BIG-IP Objects

Late last night as I was heading to bed I checked twitter (send help, I need an intervention STAT!) and noticed a comment about how to copy a virtual server. I answered in short and he has already arrived at a solution, but I thought this... Read more
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Configuring Endpoint Security (Client-Side) Using F5 Access Policy Manager (APM)

In a previous article we discussed how to configure the BIG-IP as an SSL VPN solution. I wanted to take this and go a bit further by adding additional security to this solution by requiring certain end point settings, services or even updates be... Read more
Average Rating: 4.4
3 Reviews

Capture The Flag at Agility 2018

I know many of you are excited about our Agility conference in Boston this year.  Well, let me give you a reason to get even MORE excited!  This year, for the first time, we will host a Capture The Flag game during our Tuesday night... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

The DevCentral Chronicles June Edition 1(6)

Heading into the summer months is always a nice time of year – school is out, warmer weather, BBQs, beaches, baseball and maybe some vacation time. And hopefully all the Dads had a nice Father’s Day as we dive into our 6th installment of the DC... Read more
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