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Rotating Credentials (Credential Management Part 2)

by Trevor Rowe | on | in Ruby* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In a previous blog post I wrote about ways to securely configure your AWS access credentials when using the aws-sdk gem. This week I want to talk about a security best practice, credential rotation. Did you know that AWS recommends that you rotate your access keys every 90 days? Even if you are very careful […]

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Faster AWS Tests with VCR

by Loren Segal | on | in Ruby* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Performing integration testing against a live AWS service can often be inefficient since you are forced to make requests across the network for every test. Fortunately, there are tools that you can use to help reduce the amount of network traffic your tests require and make them run faster in the process. We will look […]

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Credential Management – Part 1

by Trevor Rowe | on | in Ruby* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

When using AWS, it is important to keep your access credentials secure. It can be challenging to make your credentials available to your application securely. The AWS SDK for Ruby provides a number of helpful interfaces for configuring your credentials that help you keep your secrets safe. This blog post focuses on securely configuring the […]

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Ruby at re:Invent 2012

by Trevor Rowe | on | in Ruby* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Loren and I will be attending AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas next week. I will be presenting a session, and we will both be answering questions in the Developer Lounge, and assisting with the AWS re:Invent Code Challenges. Stop by to say "Hi", get your questions answered, or participate in a Code Challenge. We love […]

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Deploying Ruby Applications to AWS Elastic Beanstalk with Git

by Loren Segal | on | in Ruby* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

With the release of Ruby container support on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, it is now possible to deploy Rails (or any Rack-based) applications onto the AWS infrastructure in just a few easy steps. The container is backed by Amazon EC2 and automatically provisions the machines to use Phusion Passenger (with nginx under the hood). You can […]

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New Blog, New Org, and New Issue Reporting!

by Loren Segal | on | in Ruby* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hey everyone! My name is Loren Segal, and I will be working with Trevor Rowe on our shiny new blog here at Amazon Web Services. We both work on the AWS SDK for Ruby, and over the coming weeks, months, and years, we will be using this spot to post new updates, tips, and tricks […]

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