Adding a Standard Bucket Policy

It is good practice to deny traffic that is not HTTPS to your S3 bucket. For this reason, I wrote a script that I can use to apply a standard policy to each of my S3 buckets. While the script could be more robust to iterate through each bucket in my account, I decided to… Continue reading Adding a Standard Bucket Policy

Security Group ID Finder

I have been working on deploying resources to a lot of AWS accounts lately where each account has the same network infrastructure. When deploying Lambdas, I had the common name of the security group but not the ID. I wrote this utility to get the security group ID for me quickly. This is a simple… Continue reading Security Group ID Finder

A Dynamo Data Migration Tool

Have you ever wanted to migrate data from one Dynamo DB table to another? I haven’t seen an AWS tool to do this so I wrote one using Python. The process is pretty simple. First, we get all of our data from our source table. We store this in a list. Next, we iterate over… Continue reading A Dynamo Data Migration Tool

Querying and Editing a Single Dynamo Object

I have a workflow that creates a record inside of a DynamoDB table as part of a pipeline within AWS. The record has a primary key of the Code Pipeline job. Later in the pipeline I wanted to edit that object to append the status of resources created by this pipeline. In order to do… Continue reading Querying and Editing a Single Dynamo Object

Where Is It 5 O’Clock Pt: 4

As much as I’ve scratched my head working on this project it has been fun to learn some new things and build something that isn’t infrastructure automation. I’ve learned some frontend web development some backend development and utilized some new Amazon Web Services products. With all that nice stuff said I’m proud to announce that… Continue reading Where Is It 5 O’Clock Pt: 4

Where Is It Five O’Clock Pt: 3

So I left this project at a point where I felt it needed to be re-architected based on the fact that Flask only executes the function once and not every time the page loads. I re-architected the application in my head to include an API that calls the Lambda function and returns a list of… Continue reading Where Is It Five O’Clock Pt: 3

Where Is It 5 O’Clock Pt: 2

So I spend the evening deploying this web application to Amazon Web Services. In my test environment, everything appeared to be working great because every time I reloaded the page it reloaded the function as well. When I transferred this over to a live environment I realized the Python function only ran every time I… Continue reading Where Is It 5 O’Clock Pt: 2

Where Is It Five O’Clock Pt: 1

I bought the domain whereisitfiveoclock.net a while back and have been sitting on it for quite some time. I had an idea to make a web application that would tell you where it is five o’clock. Yes, this is a drinking website. I saw this project as a way to learn more Python skills, as… Continue reading Where Is It Five O’Clock Pt: 1

EC2 Action Slack Notification

I took a brief break from my Lambda function creation journey to go on vacation but, now i’m back! This function will notify a Slack channel of your choosing when an EC2 instance enters “Starting, Stopping, Stopped, or Shutting-Down” status. I thought this might be useful for instances that reside under a load balancer. It… Continue reading EC2 Action Slack Notification

Check EC2 Instance Tags on Launch

In my ever-growing quest to automate my AWS infrastructure deployments, I realized that just checking my tags wasn’t good enough. I should force myself to put tags in otherwise my instances won’t launch at all. I find this particularly useful because I utilize AWS Backup to do automated snapshots nightly of all of my instances.… Continue reading Check EC2 Instance Tags on Launch