Docker · MySQL · Server · WordPress

Customise WordPress on Docker

In this guide, let's go through the process of installing and configuring WordPress on a Docker container using docker-compose. The primary goals are to install a bare-bones install with the ability to customise wp-config.php, php.ini and my.cnf. There is an expectation that you are familiar with Docker, WordPress, PHP and MySQL configuration files. Install WordPress… Continue reading Customise WordPress on Docker

Linux · Security · Server · Tomcat

Secure and harden Apache Tomcat’s SSL/TLS

Introduction In this guide I will walk through the process of hardening HTTPS connectors used by Apache Tomcat. As unfortunately the default configuration of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Tomcat 7 and OpenJDK 7 are vulnerable to a number of attacks and weak encryptions. You can test your own site’s HTTPS implementation against these weaknesses at… Continue reading Secure and harden Apache Tomcat’s SSL/TLS

Linux · Security · Server · Tomcat

Create self-signed certificates for HTTPS with Apache Tomcat

This entry will guide through the process of creating a self-signed certificate to use on an Apache Tomcat 7 or 8 HTTPS connector. Self-signed certificates allow secure, encrypted HTTPS connections but are not certified by any trusted certificate authority. So first time client connections will receive all kinds of warnings from their web browser. Because of… Continue reading Create self-signed certificates for HTTPS with Apache Tomcat