Category: Security

Super Cheap SSL Certs for Your Home Lab or Small Business

I <3 cheapsslsecurity.com. They (and probably others) sell globally recognized $5.99 annual certs. Now, all of my lab stuff (Lync/RD Gateway/NetScaler/SSL VPN) is encrypted, and I no longer have to manually install my Domain CA’s root cert on my phones/other

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NetScaler VPX Kinda Quick Start

Using a NetScaler within home lab is beneficial, mostly because you can use the same IP over and over for different services. Imagine providing VPN, Lync Autodiscover, Exchange Autodiscover, and SharePoint all over port 443. That’s what a NetScaler VPX

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Using Windows Authentication to Connect to SQL Server from Linux

One of the things I love most about SuSE is how well it integrates with Active Directory. Joining a domain is easy when using yast. First I ensured that the Linux server’s DNS server is pointed to my DC, then

Posted in Active Directory, Linux, Security, SQL Server

Summary Post: Update VMware vSphere SSL Certs

After speaking with a colleague today, I expect this list will grow as I work more with the vSphere suite. But until then, here is a consolidated list of posts and scripts that I’ve written to ease the replacement of

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Update VMware Horizon View SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Well, this script was different. Unlike the other posts in this series, I was required to use only Microsoft command line tools instead of OpenSSL. Not that I’m opposed to using certreq and certutil — I actually started this whole

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Update VMware Site Recovery Manager SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Next in the series of replacing vSphere related SSL scripts is the VMware Site Recovery manager script. This script generates the SSL certificates based off of the WebServer Certificate Template and runs a batch file to perform the actual replacement.

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Update VMware View Composer SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Next in the series of replacing vSphere related SSL scripts is the VMware View Composer script. This one is rather simple, and uses certutil and certreq to generate the certificates, as opposed to OpenSSL. It also generates a batch script

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Update NetApp Virtual Storage Console SSL Certs with your own Windows Domain CA Certificates using PowerShell

Ahhh, it seems like replacing SSL certificates in vSphere is a never–ending process. My vSphere farm was not prompting me about untrusted SSL certs until I installed the NetApp Virtual Storage Console. Using the template from my previous posts, however,

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