The Insecure Wire

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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Setting up AD Auth with Hashicorp Vault

Hashicorp Vault is open source and can be used in DevOps processes for secure automated retrieval of keys and secrets. I recently setup Vault as a password / key store. Here is how to configure Vault for Active Directory LDAP authentication. This setup assumes the following: ‘sAMAccountID’ is the username attribute within AD for the […]

Palo Alto Networks Powershell Backup Script

As we recently rolled out a bunch of PA firewalls, I have created a powershell script to backup the running configuration using the XML API. You can grab the script from my github here: panbackup The instructions are as follows: 1. Create the folder c:\panbackup\ on your Windows Server. 2. Create a local administrator on […]