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Mar 21, 2018 10:27:14 AM

How To: Create AWS EC2 SSH Shortcuts on Your Mac or Linux Terminal


INTRODUCTION:

We spend a ton of time logging into tons of EC2 instances throughout the course of what we do as a Managed Cloud provider here in Troy NY. We needed a quick way to get into EC2 instances so we could save as many steps as possible. Also it was much less frustrating to log into multiple machines, as you could imagine. 

For a solution, we wanted something flexible and easy to set up. There are many ways that you can go about this, so we'll touch on some of those methods here. 

The various methods for creating shortcuts for AWS EC2 instances running some flavor of Linux. Here are the two that we will cover in this article: 

  • Using your local SSH config
  • Create Shell Aliases 

We will go over how to do both of these methods. 

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Mar 19, 2018 5:23:21 PM

How To: Change Windows 10 Computer User Password


INTRODUCTION:

This “how to” post will teach the reader how to reset their computer password for Microsoft Windows 8 as part of our Best Practices How-To Articles

It is important to change passwords on a regular schedule. This will help to ensure personal security, and will help you to be more mindful overall. 

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Mar 19, 2018 5:22:56 PM

How To: Change Windows 7 Computer User Password


INTRODUCTION:

This “how to” post will teach the reader how to reset their computer password for Microsoft Windows platforms as part of our Best Practices

It is important to change passwords on a regular schedule. This will help to ensure personal security, and will help you to be more mindful overall. 

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Mar 19, 2018 5:22:35 PM

How To: Change Windows 8/8.1 Computer User Password


INTRODUCTION:

This “how to” post will teach the reader how to reset their computer password for Microsoft Windows 8 as part of our Best Practices How-To Articles

It is important to change passwords on a regular schedule. This will help to ensure personal security, and will help you to be more mindful overall. 

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Mar 19, 2018 11:52:47 AM

Change Your Office 365 Password

As a best practice, end users should make it a point to change passwords regularly. It is generally agreed that having a password rotation policy of between 60-90 days is ideal. 

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Mar 8, 2018 4:00:41 PM

Troy Innovation Garage - A Year In Review

ActionSpec has been at The Troy Innovation Garage for just a little over a year since the space opened. Looking back at the previous year, it's crazy to see just how much has happened in such a short amount of time. 

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Jan 18, 2018 9:57:00 AM

Why do I need an encrypted thumb drive?

Managed-Security-Upstate-NYThere are still a ton of people that backup and exchange data by way of USB Thumb Drives. It's crazy to think that in the current security climate - people still use these as a means to transport data, knowing full well the sheer vulnerability that exists with these otherwise handy devices. Despite security concerns, these drives are still a convienent and reusable storage medium to move larger data in a peer to peer fashion. 

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Jan 15, 2018 7:17:39 AM

What Kind of Internet Do I Need for my Coworking Space?

In the world of coworking, there is no item more important than the internet. This connection must be reliable, and have enough capacity to handle all the modern bandwidth needs of today's startups and road warriors. The health and well-being of the community relies almost solely on the internet connection coming into the building. If the internet doesn't work, your members are not going to stick around long.

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Dec 21, 2017 1:55:30 PM

Running WordPress on Docker

There are many organizations that are using WordPress. What started as a platform to do blogging has become the multitool of the decade. WordPress isn’t just a blogging platform anymore – it’s a CMS, it’s eCommerce, it’s even employed as a community builder with the help of Buddypress. These are just some of the most common use cases of WordPress.

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