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Select Between Multiple Network Access Resources with the Edge Client – Local DB Auth

In a previous article I wrote about selecting multiple network access resources when using the Edge Client. (https://devcentral.f5.com/articles/select-between-multiple-network-access-resources-with-the-edge-client) The previous article was... Read more
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Configure Toopher 2 Factor Authentication to work with APM

Toopher is a 2 Factor Authentication provider (https://www.toopher.com/) that can be configured to work with the F5 Access Policy Manager for authenticating users.  Please visit the Toopher website to find out more information about all the... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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Select Between Multiple Network Access Resources with the Edge Client

The recent announcements that web browsers will be removing plugin support means that customers will no longer be able to provide Network Access resources to their end users via the APM web top.  Instead customers will require their end users... Read more
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Security Irules 101: Engage Cloak!

Introduction iRules are a powerful tool in the F5 administrators arsenal. They allow administrators to adapt and customize the F5 to their needs. They provide extensive power for security engineers as well. We’ve decided it’s time to revisi... Read more
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Security Irules 101: You can’t always get what you want.. or can you?

Introduction iRules are a powerful tool in the F5 administrators arsenal. They allow administrators to adapt and customize the F5 to their needs.  They provide extensive power for security engineers as well. We’ve decided it’s tim... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Check Client for APM Browser Components

Every administrator that has designed and configured a policy on the Access Policy Manager (APM) module knows that a lot of time and effort goes into making sure your users will be able to get the access they need.  A problem that I have run... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Third Time's the Charm: BIG-IP Backups Simplified with iCall

SyntaxHighlighter.all(); Backing up the BIG-IP Configuration is something I've written about a couple times (here and here) previously. Well, third time's the charm, thanks to the new iCall feature in the 11.4 release. This time, I'v... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

These Are Not The Scrapes You're Looking For - Session Anomalies

In my first article in this series, I discussed web scraping -- what it is, why people do it, and why it could be harmful.  My second article outlined the details of bot detection and how the ASM blocks against these pesky littl... Read more
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More Web Scraping - Bot Detection

In my last article, I discussed the issue of web scraping and why it could be a problem for many individuals and/or companies.  In this article, we will dive into some of the technical details regarding bots and how the BIG-IP Application... Read more
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Web Scraping - Data Collection or Illegal Activity?

Web Scraping Defined   We've all heard the term "web scraping" but what is this thing and why should we really care about it?  Web scraping refers to an application that is programmed to simulate human web surfing b... Read more
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Add Outlook Web Access Login Options to the APM Logon Page

Outlook Web Access is the web interface to the Microsoft Exchange environment, and many customers have secured the portal behind their BIG-IP APM architecture. In looking at the OWA logon page, however, you'll notice that there are a couple... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
6 Reviews

Interactive iControl with bigsuds

A couple months back we released a new iControl library for python called bigsuds. The introductory article for bigsuds covered some differences/enhancements in syntax between it and pycontrol versions one and two. Last week, I received an updat... Read more
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Frequently Asked Questions About F5 Technology

F5 is the creator of and home to many different, powerful technologies. We offer some of the most powerful, advanced application delivery technology in the world. As with any advanced technology, however, there are often times terms and names... Read more
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Security Irules 101: DNS Gravitational Disturbance

Introduction iRules are a powerful tool in the F5 administrators arsenal. They allow administrators to adapt and customize the F5 to their needs. They provide extensive power for security engineers as well. We’ve decided it’s time to revisit... Read more
1 Review

Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - API Automation

Articles in this series: Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Overview, Installation, and Configuration Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 1 Monitoring Your Network with PRTG - Custom Sensors Part 2 Monitoring Your Networ... Read more
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Getting Started with Bigsuds–a New Python Library for iControl

I imagine the progression for you, the reader, will be something like this in the first six- or seven-hundred milliseconds after reading the title: Oh cool! Wait, what? Don’t we already have like two libraries for python? Really, a third library... Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
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Security iRules 101: Logging, why we do it?

Introduction iRules are a powerful tool in the F5 administrators arsenal. They allow administrators to adapt and customize the F5 to their needs.  They provide extensive power for security engineers as well. We’ve decided it’s ti... Read more
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Utilizing Google Authenticator for BIG-IP Shell Access

Most of us have been using hardware or software token to prove identity and to provide Two-Factor Authentication, either commercial and free. Google Authenticator is the first choice for mobile 2FA, because it's free and it runs on Smartphon... Read more
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DevCentral Architecture

Everyone has surely (don’t call me Shirley!) at least been exposed to THE CLOUD by now.  Whether it’s the—I’ll go with interesting—“to the cloud!” commercials or down in the nuts and bolts of hypervisors and programmatic interfaces for... Read more
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My Buddy Byron: Security iRules

So, I was having lunch with my buddy Byron, who is a fantabulous Sales Engineer here at F5. I know, the world sales sends shivers down my spine to, but trust me, he’s a sharp engineer.  We do what most co-workers do at lunch, comp... Read more
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iRules logging to multiple locations with ease

Some months back I was at an account where we were developing some iRules to provide logging detail. One of the complications was that some of the infrastructure to support remote logging was in the process of being implemented and was not... Read more
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Automagic Vulnerability Scanner Integration: Cenzic Style!

Welcome to the future!  Hoverboards for all,  new clear cola, skateboarding monkeys, and integrat... Read more
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iRules Concepts: Logging, a Deeper Understanding

Multiple times in recent iRules presentations, whether on the road or here within F5, there have been questions raised when the topic of logging within iRules gets brought up. Specifically people are curious about logging best practices,... Read more
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Redirects, Rewrites and App Transfers via iRules

While traveling and talking about iRules, I come across a wide variety of topics that people are looking to address. From security offload to custom routing to just about anything you can think of. This week, while out and about at User Groups, I... Read more
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Vulnerability Patching via iRules: VU#520827 for PHP

Security is a top level priority in nearly every IT infrastructure these days. Whether it's keeping server patching up to date, putting in place hardened firewalls, password security models, denial of service prevention or any of the other... Read more
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