Open Policy Agent, Part I — The Introduction

Recently I was looking for a way to implement access control for microservices. I needed a solution that would allow defining complex authorization rules that could be enforced across many services. After searching the web, I discovered a very promising Open Policy Agent project that seems to be the right tool for the job. In this series of three blog posts, I am going to introduce Open Policy Agent to you and highlight how it can help you.

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[Video] Building my lab: Setting up FreeNAS

Building my lab: Figuring out what to build

Achieving the promise of Microservices, one contract at a time

So many organizations are jumping on the Microservices bandwagon. The amount of hype makes the phenomenon nearly impossible to ignore. According to InfoQ, Microservices and their respective frameworks are in the “Late Majority” stage, meaning that even those industries and enterprises which are slow to adopt new tech are using them. That said, many of those same organizations are struggling to attain the promises that have been espoused by companies like Google or Twitter around Microservices.

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Red Hat Certified Engineer training and testing now available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

The newly released Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX294) updated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 allows candidates to demonstrate they have the skills to manage and configure multiple systems using state of the art automation tools. Including Red Hat Ansible Engine in this test came as a result of increasingly more IT organizations facing challenges related to scaling infrastructure and efficiently turning to Red Hat Ansible Automation as a common language to automate across different functions. As a result, system administrators need to understand more than how to deploy, configure, and manage an operating system—they need to know how to automate functions and how to make the automation itself scalable.

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Tips for passing Red Hat Certification exams

I get asked all the time if I have any tips or advice on how to pass Red Hat exams. Because providing a fair and equal opportunity to all candidates is critical, I am usually reluctant to answer and refrain from handing out advice to individuals. However, since I get this question so often, I have decided that it is time to give some advice to everyone who is interested in taking a Red Hat exam.

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Red Hat Training and Certification aims to increase peer-to-peer learning

Digital transformation is not only changing the way businesses operate, but how they approach learning as well. Digital change has made continuous learning more important, putting pressure on employers to stay focused on employee learning or risk falling behind. But at the same time, digital transformation has made learning much more accessible. There is more training available online, on-demand than ever before. In today’s digital world, much can be learned without ever stepping foot into a traditional classroom.

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