Run Kubernetes in production - it'll be easy, they said

How to replace the default fake “ACME” certificate for Kubernetes/AKS?

A while back I got a request to change the default certificate for an AKS cluster. A customer didn’t like the “Kubernetes Fake Certificate” that’s shown when no other matching certificates can be found, and they wanted it changed. So yours truly started googling, and as a result, this article explains how to do just that! Background

Not storing your private keys properly is dangerous.

How to export the private key from your Certificate Signing Request on Windows?

This article explains another small but significant gotcha you “just need to know” when working with certificates and certification authorities, and you – just like me – are for some reason still using Windows as your workhorse. I’ll go through how to export the private key that has been stored on your machine when you generated a Certificate Signing Request (or a “Certificate Enrollment Request” if you’re speaking Contosoan”) to…Continue reading How to export the private key from your Certificate Signing Request on Windows?

Always ship Azure DevOps.

Working YAML sample of a remote repository CI trigger in Azure DevOps

It took me something like 10 years of struggling to get remote triggers to finally fire in Azure DevOps, and in this article I’ll share how I finally got the remote repository trigger to work for an actual Team Project in real production use (and that’s a first!) 😃 Okay, I know, that’s a bit rich – they’ve been supported for maybe a few years, so there’s no way I’ve…Continue reading Working YAML sample of a remote repository CI trigger in Azure DevOps

Powershell is hell

winrm complaining “Error: Invalid use of command line.” – easy fix :)

Heh, this article is going to be another one of those “Drat, I should’ve known this” articles. But maybe it’ll be helpful for someone else as well! In this post I will explain how to get around the “Error: Invalid use of command line. Type “winrm -?” for help.” error being thrown at you. And if you’re like me (and your error is the same as mine), you’ll mostly get…Continue reading winrm complaining “Error: Invalid use of command line.” – easy fix :)