SweetOps Newsletter – Issue #2


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This past week we crossed 1,600 members! That's means we've grown by over 60% since July. We now span 57 timezones with over 600 DAU. An enormous amount of insightful information has been shared during this time. Thank you everyone for your contributions and generous support! Please keep them coming.

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Kubernetes News

Easily Import Secrets to Kubernetes
Easily Import Secrets to Kubernetesgithub.com

Easily populate Kubernetes secrets from 1Password (and others). This operator fetches secrets from cloud services and injects them in Kubernetes. ContainerSolutions/externalsecret-operator

Kubernetes Development Environments
Kubernetes Development Environmentsgarden.io

Garden looks interesting! It automates the repetitive parts of your workflow to make developing for Kubernetes and cloud faster & easier.

Ship Kubernetes Event Stream to Sentry!
Ship Kubernetes Event Stream to Sentry!github.com

Let's be honest. Errors and warnings in Kubernetes often go unnoticed by operators. Even when they are noticed, we might not realize with what frequency they occur and we lose the context of what else is going on in the cluster. With this tiny service deployed in your cluster, you'll get all errors and warnings loaded into Sentry where they will be cleanly presented and intelligently grouped. Plus, you can leverage all the typical Sentry features such as notifications and comments which can then be used to help operations and give developers additional visibility.

Terraform News

HashiCorp Forums are Live!
HashiCorp Forums are Live!discuss.hashicorp.com

HashiCorp has finally launched their public support forums using Discourse. This is awesome stuff! Get help from the community for all major products like Terraform, Vault and Consul.

Export ClickOps to Terraform
Export ClickOps to Terraformgithub.com
CLI tool to generate terraform files from existing infrastructure (reverse Terraform). Infrastructure to Code – GoogleCloudPlatform/terraformer

Cloud Posse ECS Terraform Modules
Cloud Posse ECS Terraform Modulesgithub.com

We've upgraded all of our ECS terraform modules to support Terraform 0.12 (HCL2). As part of this, we've implemented terratest to all the ECS modules so we can review your contributions quicker and provide greater stability!

Security News

Google Warns LastPass Users Were Exposed To ‘Last Password’ Credential Leak

Google Project Zero security researcher reveals that the LastPass password manager could, somewhat ironically, leak the last password you used to any website you visited. Ouch.

Sudo Flaw Lets Linux Users Run Commands As Root Even When They're Restricted
Sudo Flaw Lets Linux Users Run Commands As Root Even When They're Restrictedthehackernews.com

A vulnerability in Sudo, tracked as CVE-2019-14287, could allow Linux users to run commands as root user even when they're restricted. How can we still be finding bugs in sudo decades later?

If you’re not using SSH certificates you’re doing SSH wrong
If you’re not using SSH certificates you’re doing SSH wrongsmallstep.com

SSH has some pretty gnarly issues when it comes to usability, operability, and security. The good news is this is all easy to fix. SSH is ubiquitous. It’s the de-facto solution for remote administration of *nix systems. SSH certificate authentication makes SSH easier to use, easier to operate, and more secure.

(Pro tip: use teleport by Gravitational)

Kubernetes 'Billion Laughs' Vulnerability Is No Laughing Matter
Kubernetes ‘Billion Laughs' Vulnerability Is No Laughing Matterthenewstack.io
A new vulnerability has been discovered within the Kubernetes API. This flaw is centered around the parsing of YAML manifests by the Kubernetes API server. During this process the API server is open to potential Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. The issue (CVE-2019-11253 — which has yet to have any details fleshed out on the page) has been labeled a ‘Billion Laughs' attack because it targets the parsers to carry out the attack.

Want more? Check out our Slack archives to learn what our community is all about.


Are you looking for your next gig? Check out our #jobs channel in SweetOps for recent postings. Here are some recent ones that have been posted.

Brian Tai writes “AuditBoard is hiring a DevOps Engineer! AuditBoard is a fast-growing startup located in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our offices are located in El Segundo and Cerritos. Our SaaS product consists of a suite of solutions for internal auditors to improve and streamline their day-to-day work. (imagine a GitHub/Trello hybrid for auditors) We have signed and continue to sign many new customers including Walmart, Snap, Toyota, and many others in the Fortune 500. “

DevOps Engineer - AuditBoard
DevOps Engineer – AuditBoardsoxhub.recruitee.com
DevOps Engineer – AuditBoard

Amanda Heironimus posted, “PlayQ is looking for a Senior Cloud Services Engineer to join our team in Santa Monica, CA. As a foundational member of our DevOps team, you’d receive the perfect amount of support from our global team while enjoying plenty of room to grow and contribute to new and exciting projects.We empower our teams to produce meaningful and impactful work, so you’ll also have the unique opportunity to take the lead in shaping and informing our infrastructure, managing deployments, and ensuring that mission-critical systems are functioning effectively and consistently.”

Job Application for Senior Cloud Services Engineer at PlayQ
Job Application for Senior Cloud Services Engineer at PlayQboards.greenhouse.io

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