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Brian Beach
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Elastic Beanstalk Worker Environment Timeouts
I have been working with Worker Environments in AWS Elastic Beanstalk. I found all the timeouts confusing at first, so I share my findings here. The instances in your Worker Environment have a demon that reads messages from an SQS Queue. That queue has a De...

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Simple Email Service (SES) Sample Application
I could not find a simple example to send email using SES in Python. Turns out it is really easy. If you have a MIME formatted message you can simply call send_raw_message . client = boto3.client("ses")
client.send_raw_email(RawMessage = {'Data': mime_forma...

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Linked Account Template
It is common for an AWS customer to have many accounts.  Often a central IT team will own the payer account and have oversight over all accounts. The IT team will create a linked account for each project or business unit. When you create a new linked accoun...

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Enforcing a Squid Access Policy for Amazon S3 and Yum
NOTE: This article is reposted from the AWS Site. The original is located here . In this article, we will set up an example situation showing how to use the open source Squid proxy to control access to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) from within an Amazo...

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Cross-Account IAM Roles in Windows PowerShell
NOTE: This article is reposed from the AWS .Net Blog.  Please post comments here . As a company’s adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS) grows, most customers adopt a multi-account strategy. Some customers choose to create an account for each application, wh...

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Cross-Account IAM Roles in Windows PowerShell
As a company’s adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS) grows, most customers adopt a multi-account strategy. Some customers choose to create an account for each application, while others create an account for each business unit or environment (development, te...

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ElastiCache as an ASP.NET Session Store
Are you hosting an ASP.NET application on AWS? Do you want the benefits of Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Auto Scaling , but feel limited by a dependency on ASP.NET session state? Rather than rely on sticky sessions, you can use an out-of-process session ...

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My Cloud EX2 Backup to Amazon S3
With all the devices in the house it was finally time to invest in a NAS. I settled on the Western Digital My Cloud EX2. I picked this specifically because it supported back up to Amazon S3. In practice, the backup software sucks and I had to work around a ...

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NYC PowerShell User Group
I'll be presenting on AWS tonight at the NYC PowerShell User Group.  The presentation is available  here .

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Configuring an AWS Customer Gateway Behind a NAT
I have been wanting to configure a VPN Connection from AWS to my house, but my cheap Netgear router does not support IPSec. So, I picked up an old Cisco 871 router that does. I didn’t want to sacrifice the speed (it supports 802.11ac while the 871 is an o...
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