Last time, we looked at how you can use a CryptoAPI-backed key as a service account and use it to authenticate. Now let’s see how you can do the same with CNG. Continue »
Using service account keys to authenticate a service account is generally discouraged on Google Cloud, but sometimes difficult to avoid. The most common way to use service account keys is to create a new key by using the Cloud Console or gcloud, but you can also upload existing keys, including CryptoAPI-based keys. Continue »
Google Cloud provides public images for a range of Windows Server versions, but in some situations, it’s necessary to build your own image. In this second part of the series, let’s look at how the build process works. Continue »
Google Cloud provides public images for a range of Windows Server versions, but in some situations, it’s necessary to build your own image. In this first part of the series, let’s review of how Windows Setup works. Continue »
Release 2.16 is out, and it contains multiple improvements to the Project Explorer tool window as well as the ability to customize your SSH terminal better. Continue »
By default, access to the Compute Engine metadata server is not limited to specific processes or users on a VM, even low-privilege processes can request service account credentials. Can we limit metadata server access to specific Windows users or processes? Continue »
Documentation is not where libssh2 shines most. Continue »
Libssh2 is written in plain C and runs on many platforms, including Windows. But to use the library on Windows, you have to build it first – and as it turns out, that is easier said than done. Continue »
IAP Desktop 2.13 now lets you connect to Linux instances by using SSH. You can run multiple SSH and Remote Desktop in parallel, all secured by Identity-Aware-Proxy. Continue »
Compute Engine uses
googet to pre-install drivers and other critical system components on Windows VMs. But how do you update these packages if the VM does not have internet access?
What happens if you use the “Set Windows password” function on a domain controller? Continue »
After creating a Windows VM on Google Cloud, users can use the Cloud Console or IAP Desktop to request login credentials. But what are the risks of letting users generate credentials, and is there a way to prevent them from doing so? Continue »
13 years ago, I wrote NTrace, a dynamic function boundary tracing toolkit for Windows NT inspired by DTrace. NTrace supported both user-mode and kernel mode tracing and, like DTrace, was able to instrument machine code on the fly. Continue »
If you frequently use Remote Desktop, then you might be used to creating
.rdp files for the servers you connect to most often. IAP Desktop does not support
.rdp files, but there is an alternative way to open IAP Desktop and connect to a server in a single click.
Yesterday I released version 2.11 of IAP Desktop. This new version introduces multi-display support and more. Continue »
If you are a frequent SSH user, then you’ll be familiar with local port forwarding. Creating tunnels by using local port forwarding is useful, easy, but also not without risks. Continue »
Using Azure Pipelines to deploy Cloud Run applications has recently become a lot easier. Continue »
If you have done any modern GUI development on .NET, then you are probably familiar with the
INotifyPropertyChanged interface and the joys of implementing that interface.
When you automatically provision VM instances, you might need to know when the initialization has completed so that you can connect to the VM or initiate the next deployment steps. There are a few ways to determine when a VM is ready, so let us explore what these are. Continue »