Understanding FSMO Roles – 7: RID Master

By | June 26, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about Infrastructure Master. In this post, we will understand the 2nd Domain level role – the RID (Relative IDentifier) Master. RID Master is mainly responsible to create SID (Security IDentifier) for each and every objects in Active Directory. So before understanding RID, we first need to understand SID. Let’s… Read More »

Understanding FSMO ROles – 6: Infrastructure Master

By | June 18, 2020

In last post, we have discussed Domain Naming Master. In this post, we will understand the 1st Domain Level Role – the Infrastructure Master. Before start, we should always remember that any changes in Forest Level roles will affect the entire forest but changes in Domain Level roles will only affect that particular Domain. For… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 5: Domain Naming Master

By | June 10, 2020

In last post, we have discussed about the first forest level role – the Schema Master. In this post, we will understand the second Forest Level role, the Domain Naming Master. We have already gone through the basic concept of Active Directory, Forest and Domain. We know that a Forest can have multiple Domains. Compared with Schema… Read More »

Centralized Configuration Management using Hashicorp Vault and Consul.

By | June 4, 2020

IntroductionThis document discusses configuration management and more specifically a centralized infrastructure which stores sensitive information like usernames, passwords, tokens, TLS certificates, urls endpoints, AWS credentials etc. Configuration management becomes difficult as the application grows and has scaling requirements. This document explores the standards and best practices followed in the industry for implementing stable and secure… Read More »

Understanding FSMO Roles – 4: Schema Master

By | June 4, 2020

In last post, we understood the Forest and Domain level roles. In this post, we will understand the first Forest level role, the Schema Master. But before that we have to understand what exactly Schema is? This word is one of the scariest words in technical dictionary but actually it’s quite simple. Let’s understand… The… Read More »

Update Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

By | June 1, 2020

In last post, we have seen step by step installation process of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The very next step after installing the Operating System is to update them. Updates not only harden the security of an OS but also improve the performance. Follow the steps to update Ubuntu: Open terminal and run command. Since you… Read More »