Setup Certbot for Azure Virtual Machines

Certbot is a method of automating the renewal of Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME protocol) SSL certificates and can be a handy tool to install on your Azure Virtual Machines. However, currently as of writing this there is a little snag with the Azure plugin for Certbot, as it is not yet been merged intoContinue reading “Setup Certbot for Azure Virtual Machines”

Terraform Code Quality

Terraform is like any other coding language, there should be code quality and pride in what you produce. In this post I would like to describe why you should have code quality and detail some of the aspects you should be consistently doing every time you produce code. Code Quality is like when you areContinue reading “Terraform Code Quality”

What you want in a DevOps Engineer

DevOps and DevOps engineers are not a new concept, but there is still a little unknown as to what they are and what they cover. Therefore, it can be hard to gauge what you should look for when recruiting a DevOps Engineer and the skill set that is required. Not all the skills they needContinue reading “What you want in a DevOps Engineer”

Azure DevOps loop a complex object

This is a subject that I have not found much or any documentation on, so I wanted to share what I did. When creating the parameters to pass into a Template it can get very long, plus when two arrays depend on each other it can get very complex, so ironically a complex object makesContinue reading “Azure DevOps loop a complex object”

Push Docker Image to ACR without Service Connection in Azure DevOps

If you are like me and using infrastructure as code to deploy your Azure Infrastructure then using the Azure DevOps Docker task doesn’t work. To use this task you need to know what your Azure Container Registry(ACR) is and have it configured to be able to push your docker images to the registry, but you don’t know that yet. Here I show how you can still use Azure DevOps to push your images to a dynamic ACR.