Nginx – Password Protect Web Directories

Managers of web projects often need to protect their work one way or another. Often people ask how to password protect their website while it is still in development. On an Apache web server, it’s possible to password protect a directory using .htaccess and .htpasswd files. However, .htaccess files are not supported on Nginx. Read More …

VMware vCenter – Enable Single Sign On (SSO)

Platform Service Controller is a new component in VMware vSphere. The PSC contains all the services that vCenter needs for its functions including Single Sign-On (SSO). This post describes how to configure AD authentication in vCenter Server. Read More …

Microsoft Active Directory Cached Credentials

On Microsoft Active Directory environments, Cached credentials allow a user to access machine resources when a domain controller is unavailable. After a successful domain logon, a form of the logon information is cached. Later, a user can log on to the computer by using the domain account, even if the domain controller that authenticated the user is unavailable. Because the user has already been authenticated, Read More …

VMware – Reset the root password for VCSA 6.x

Usually, it’s a good practice to store all passwords in something like KeePass or some other password management tool. You Read More …

Encrypt a Flash Drive to Secure Its Contents (BitLocker)

Encrypting your removable drive is the best way to protect any data it contains. If you lose an unencrypted drive, Read More …

Change the root password for MySQL (XAMPP)

By default, when you install XAMPP in your windows machine, the root password for the MySQL is set to empty. Read More …