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A Serverless Authentication System by Jumia

Jumia is an ecosystem of nine different companies operating in 22 different countries in Africa. Jumia employs 3000 people and serves 15 million users/month. Want to secure and centralize millions of user accounts across Africa? Shut down your servers! Jumia Group unified and centralized customer authentication on nine digital services platforms, operating in 22 (and […]

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Disabling Intel Hyper-Threading Technology on Amazon Linux

Brian Beach, Solutions Architect Customers running high performance computing (HPC) workloads on Amazon Linux occasionally ask to disable the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) that is enabled by default. In the pre-cloud world, this was usually performed by modifying the BIOS. That turned off HT Technology for all users, regardless of any possible benefits obtainable, […]

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Automating AWS Lambda Function Error Handling with AWS Step Functions

Aaron Rehaag, Senior Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. You can scale and modify your applications quickly by building applications from individual components, each of which performs a discrete function. You can use Step Functions to create state […]

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SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part II

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for both scenarios—including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. This is the second part of a two part series for […]

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SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part I

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for this blog, including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. Want to enable SAML federated authentication? You can use the […]

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Creating a Simple “Fetch & Run” AWS Batch Job

Updated on April 26, 2018 to reflect changes in IAM create role process. Dougal Ballantyne, Principal Product Manager – AWS Batch Docker enables you to create highly customized images that are used to execute your jobs. These images allow you to easily share complex applications between teams and even organizations. However, sometimes you might just […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 2)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant In my previous blog post, I discussed the challenge of creating Amazon EBS snapshots when you cannot turn off the instance during backup because this might exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. I showed how you can use EC2 Systems Manager to […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 1)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant If an EC2 instance is up and running, there may be applications working, like databases, with data in memory or pending I/O operations that cannot be retrieved from an Amazon EBS snapshot. If your application is unable to recover from such a state, you might lose vital data for your […]

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Amazon ECS Events in February

Here are some upcoming events for Amazon ECS this month: Container World: Abby Fuller, senior AWS technical evangelist, will be speaking about Amazon ECS at Container World on Feb 21-23. Check out her schedule. Microservices Day @ AWS NY Loft: Microservices Day is on Feb 24 as part of the DevOps | AWS Loft Architecture […]

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Implementing Serverless Manual Approval Steps in AWS Step Functions and Amazon API Gateway

Ali Baghani, Software Development Engineer A common use case for AWS Step Functions is a task that requires human intervention (for example, an approval process). Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications as a series of steps in a visual workflow called a state machine. You can quickly build and […]

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