John Hanley

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Google Professional Cloud Security Engineer Certification

Date created: January 30, 2019 Last updated: May 5, 2019 Exam Completed: February 15, 2019 Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Post Exam Review Part 3: Daily Study Part 4: Tips and Advice Part 5: Final Exam Update March 29, 2019…. Continue Reading →

Google Cloud IAM – Member Types

Google Cloud IAM supports several member types that can be authorized to access Google Cloud resources. The following member types can be added to Google Cloud IAM to authorize access to your Google Cloud Platform services. Google IAM Member Types:… Continue Reading →

Google Cloud – Creating OAuth Access Tokens for REST API Calls

The following example shows several important steps to call Google Cloud APIs without using an SDK in Python. Similar code works in just about any language (c#, java, php, nodejs). Change the source code with the filename of your service… Continue Reading →

Google Cloud – Converting Service Account Credentials from P12 to Json Format

I have written a number of articles about Google Cloud Credentials. For Service Account credentials, there are two on-disk formats: P12 and Json. This article shows how to convert these credentials from P12 to Json.

 

Google Cloud – Extracting Private Key from Service Account P12 Credentials

Google Service Account Credentials are available in two file formats: Json and P12. P12 is also known as PFX. The following code shows how to process a P12 file and split into Private Key and Certificate. This code also works… Continue Reading →

Google Cloud – Creating Access Tokens from Service Account P12 Credentials

Google Service Account Credentials are available in two file formats: Json and P12. P12 is also known as PFX. The following code shows how to use P12 credentials to list the buckets in Google Cloud Storage without using an SDK…. Continue Reading →

Google Cloud – Creating and Authorizing Service Account Credentials with the CLI

This article is written for Windows, but the same principles apply to Linux and Mac. A service account is a special Google account that is used with applications or services, such as, Google Compute Engine. Service account credentials are stored… Continue Reading →

Google Cloud – Where are my credentials stored

Google Cloud stores your credentials in a database on your system. These credentials can then be used over and over. Google’s choice of a database means that the CLI and SDK tools can manage a huge number of credentials efficiently…. Continue Reading →

Let’s Encrypt – Debian 9 on Google Compute Instance

Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate Authority (CA) that issues free SSL certifications. I have used these certificates on web servers, cloud functions, load balancers, and many more. In this article I will show how to obtain an SSL certificate from… Continue Reading →

CURL SSL Certificate Problem

If curl is not setup correctly for SSL (HTTPS) data transfers an error is displayed. The error message starts like this: curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate More details here: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/sslcerts.html There are several options… Continue Reading →

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