I had to work on Splunk SSO Integration and since had never touched SSO/SAML before, I wanted to play with it a little bit on my machine. I’ve decided to use Oath0 as my IdP
This tutorial is based on SAML SSO with Auth0 as Service Provider and as an Identity Provider, but the steps that are relevant to configuring an Auth0 tenant as the Service Provider (SP) are replaced with Splunk Configuration.
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I wanted to play with SAML Authentication in Splunk and decided to use Auth0 is my SAML Identity Provider (IdP).
Since i’ve never worked with Auth0 I just followed the SAML SSO with Auth0 as Service Provider and as an Identity Provider tutorial,, which worked well, but when I tried to use Splunk as Service Provider(SP), i.e. SAML service consumer, I noticed that roles are not returned by Auth0 SAML assertion, so I had to find a way to return user roles in Auth0 together with other user’s information.
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I’ve started working with Splunk KV store for one of my recent projects. It is a robust system with an extensive API. since I was learning and documenting my fundings anyway I thought, why not put up a blog post about how to manage Splunk KV Store using REST API.
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Sometimes you want to have a certain colour for the Google Calendar events. I know that you can do it manually, but what if you want it to be colour coded automatically based on some filters. In my case it was based on meeting organizer (my wife to be precise 🙂 ). So decided to try and colour code Google calendar events automatically using Google Apps Script.
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Here is how to set up Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC) SSL with your own certificate
/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_httpinput/local/inputs.conf edit the
[http] stanza with these 4 properties
enableSSL = 1
sslPassword = $1$IA1A1A1A1
privKeyPath = /opt/splunk/etc/auth/splunkweb/hec.mydomain.com.key
serverCert = /opt/splunk/etc/auth/splunkweb/hec.mydomain.com.pem
Here is how to verify ownership of a site for bing in Google Domains
There are 3 options
- Option 1: Place an XML file on your web server
- Option 2: Copy and paste a
tag in your default webpage
- Option 3: Add CNAME record to DNS
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In order to ssh from Mac via socks proxy you will need to use ncat utility.
You will need to use
ncat utility which is not available on OSx by default, and is not directly in homebrew, but you can get it by installing
nmap (as nmap installation includes ncat utility with support of socks5)
brew install nmap
Connect to your target host
ssh -v -o 'ProxyCommand=ncat --proxy-type socks5 --proxy proxyhost:proxyport --proxy-auth proxyuser:proxypass %h %p' -p22 username@serverhost
That’s is, the only disadvantage is that you need to fill in your user:pass in the command itself. If you have any idea how to overcome it please let me know.
Hi, I have a 7 years old son and wanted to introduce him to coding. So I have started to collect information about Apps, Sites and Games that can teach kids to code or introduce them to coding mindset. Below are the ones that I’ve found. Please help me and others by commenting here or contributing in the GitHub repository and recommending the ones that you are aware of and have used. Continue reading Sites and Games that teach kids to code
Well, if you are looking at this post you (1) have your own domain name, (2) love using gmail and want to use it as to send and receive email for your domain and (3) prefer not to pay for this. If not the 3rd point you could easily do it using G-Suite (message me if you want to get a 20% discount code for your first year, as a comment here or on Twitter @IlyaReshet), but then you will have to pay $5/month, but fear not, there is a way to use Gmail with your own domain for free. Continue reading Use Gmail with your own domain for free