GitWarden Blog

Thoughts and musings from our team.

Managing Linux Users at Scale with Docker and GitWarden

The use of containers (facilitated primarily by Docker) has seen an explosion in use over the past five years. While the idea behind containers and other similar technologies has been around for decades, we are starting to see them be used in more production environments and large-scale rollouts. Paired with orchestration systems like Kubernetes and Mesos,...

Managing Linux Users at Scale with Ansible and GitWarden

Automating tasks has been a cornerstone of programming (and system administration) for as long as computers have been around. With the advent of cloud computing, focus changed from automating tasks on a handful of instances to automating tasks on thousands of instances all at once. With this article, we will show how to use the concepts from our previous...

First Steps with GitWarden

Managing users efficiently is always a struggle, and this has never been more true than with the advent of cloud computing. Before the cloud environments like AWS and GCE became commonplace, servers were usually regarded as more important than they are today. Nowadays, the strategy is to embrace system failure as inevitable by having multiple “elastic” deployments, typically composed of...

Choosing the Right User Management Solution for your Organization

For businesses and organizations of nearly any size, effective user management is essential to ensuring the security of both systems and data. The current Linux user management solutions available (LDAP, AD, Directory Server, etc), while effective, come with a steep learning curve and can be severely over-engineered for most use-cases. Due to the complexity of these tools, they also come...