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
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
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
Today I will walk through how to put into practice use the Tuckey URL Rewrite java web filter under an Apache Tomcat web server. URL rewriting is the method of converting complex URL parameters into more human readable format to allow more simple and memorable URLs. This can be an important function if you start… Continue reading Tuckey URLRewrite How-To
This entry will walk you through step by step to enable you from within Eclipse to start and shutdown a custom install of the open source CFML engine Railo running off Apache Tomcat. Most importantly though you will be able to implement this without the need of touching any fickle XML Tomcat configuration files. This… Continue reading Embed a Railo ColdFusion/CFML Server within your CFEclipse/Eclipse application with no need for XML configurations.