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This week, we're delighted to have Lucian Maly helping to answer questions about the new Secure Financial Transactions with Ansible, Terraform, and OpenSCAP.
See the project outline online

The promotion starts Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 and will end on Friday, April 23rd, 2021

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the electronic book/resource provided by the publisher, Manning.


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Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.
 
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Welcome (back) to the Ranch

Don't give lots away here; wait for other people to ask questions elsewhere.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:This week, we're delighted to have Lucian Maly helping to answer questions about the new
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Lucian Maly wrote:Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.



Hi Luican,

Not sure if this is the place to ask a question but I hope that this question will get me win a copy of your book.
I'd like to know if you encourage people like me who are still trying to even able to do HackerRank question well, to start learning ansible ?
Thanks.
 
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tangara goh wrote:
I'd like to know if you encourage people like me who are still trying to even able to do HackerRank question well, to start learning ansible ?
Thanks.



Learn Ansible. Even if you don't ever plan on using Terraform (which I can't, since I'm hosting, not hosted) or OpenSCAP.

Unless you never expect to ever want to automatically provision machines (even your own!), Ansible is the #1 provisioner.

There are other systems, such as Puppet, Chef, Salt, etc. and they have their uses, but Ansible is one of the simplest to set up and use. You don't need to configure a server and you don't need to install client software on the target machines. In fact, my Puppet-provisioned machines rely on Ansible to install their Puppet clients.

Even if your primary intent is to produce a standard master image and replicate it, Ansible is a good way to set up and maintain that master image - and to re-create it with minimal resources and effort if the original master gets damaged. I can do a lot with KickStart and preseed as far as taking a base OS image and kitting it out, but a post-install Ansible run allows me to get a "second stage boost" on the provisioning process and it's a lot easier to maintain than Kickstart services.

Ansible has also achieved a certain amount of popularity as a business function control program, independent of provisioning.

And best of all, Ansible can run playbooks against a whole battery of machines at once.

So learn Ansible!
 
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Lucian Maly wrote:Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.



Hello, Lucian!

Since the focus in on secure, does your book walk us through how to make good use of secrets native to Ansible, and Terrafrom, or does it also teach us how to employ other methods using tools such as Keycloak, or integrating with other external tools to accomplish the same?

Thank you very much,
CS
 
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Lucian Maly wrote:Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.



Hello, Lucian!

Since the focus in on secure, does your book walk us through how to make good use of secrets native to Ansible, and Terrafrom, or does it also teach us how to employ other methods using tools such as Keycloak, or integrating with other external tools to accomplish the same?

Thank you very much,
MS
 
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tangara goh wrote:

Lucian Maly wrote:Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.



Hi Luican,

Not sure if this is the place to ask a question but I hope that this question will get me win a copy of your book.
I'd like to know if you encourage people like me who are still trying to even able to do HackerRank question well, to start learning ansible ?
Thanks.



Your chances of winning are higher, if you create a separate thread with your question:-)
 
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Michael Stone wrote:

Lucian Maly wrote:Many thanks for the introduction. I'm happy to chat about my liveProject.

For those who don't know what is Manning's liveProject: liveProjects are a type of self-paced learning and are based on real-world challenges and require hands-on work - you’ll solve practical problems, write working code, and analyze real data etc. Manning Publications believe that the best way to master a subject is by creating something that really works and I agree! Note: As a part of the purchase, you will get access to multiple resources/Manning books that will help you finish the project.



Hello, Lucian!

Since the focus in on secure, does your book walk us through how to make good use of secrets native to Ansible, and Terrafrom, or does it also teach us how to employ other methods using tools such as Keycloak, or integrating with other external tools to accomplish the same?

Thank you very much,
MS



Hi Michael - same goes for you, your chances of winning are higher, if you create a separate thread with your question:-)

There is a section which talks about using Ansible Vault to store sensitive information that is used by Ansible, but I don't really talk about secrets in Terraform. Happy to explore that with you in a separate thread.
 
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It's not just higher; you need to ask a question in a different thread to have any chance of winning at all.
 
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