Configure Splunk SSO with Auth0 as your identity provider

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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Return user roles in Auth0

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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Colour code Google calendar events automatically using Google Apps Script

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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How to ssh from Mac via socks proxy

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)

Install nmap

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.

Reference https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34348720/osx-ssh-to-server-through-socks5-proxy

Sites and Games that teach kids to code

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

Use Gmail with your own domain for free

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