Cross-account S3 access

Greetings. We have been asked so many times about how to configure cross-account S3 access that we decided to wrote a blog post about it. Here goes. What you will need 2 separate AWS accounts 1 S3 bucket in each account Enough privileges on the accounts to create IAM...

AWS CodeBuild Test Run

Coming from a development background, notably as a Java developer, the use of automated build tools has always been a top priority. People at Cloudaxis, myself included, have been using Jenkins for over ten years, all the way back to when it was known as...

WAF Sandwich

One of our clients was highly concerned about DDoS attacks, as this had brought down their site before and apparently it took them days to fully recover. There is an architectural best practice known as the “WAF Sandwich” that can be used to protect you...

Use AWS WAF to block malicious requests

AWS recently introduced a long-awaited service: the Web Application Firewall (WAF). While there are already many WAFs on the market, they are often prohibitively expensive and can be difficult to administer. While the AWS WAF is much simpler than products such as New...

CloudTrail for all regions

Up until now, in order to get theCloudTrail logs for each of your regions, you had to manually turn on CloudTrail in each desired region. This was time-consuming and error-prone. As of last week, AWS now lets you turn on CloudTrail for all regions simultaneously. By...