AWS Reserved Instances and Consolidated Billing

AWS Reserved Instances and Consolidated Billing

Amazon documents how reserved instances and consolidated billing work together, but it's apparently still confusing because Bob's account has instances and is also the paying account. Our setup is different - the only resource created inside the paying account is the S3 bucket where Amazon posts our billing data. Here's my edited version of the Continue reading AWS Reserved Instances and Consolidated Billing

Authentication and Authorization with Shibboleth and LDAP

Previously, I tried setting up a more efficient Shibboleth Attribute Authority - one where I could query for a specific attribute value for a specific attribute for a specific user (e.g. does jane@itlab.stanford.edu have an experimentId attribute with the value 2?). While you can add attribute values to the attribute elements in a SimpleAggregation AttributeResolver Continue reading Authentication and Authorization with Shibboleth and LDAP

Google I/O 2012

Shiny Toys Since it was Google I/O, every attendee received some shiny toys: a Nexus phone and Nexus 7 tablet, a Nexus Q streaming media player, and a Chromebox (the ChromeOS version of a Mac Mini). The Nexus Q doesn't really have any impact on IT, and it's an odd system: it costs over 3 Continue reading Google I/O 2012

Internet2 MemberMeeting, April 2011

Day 1, April 18th Grouper Working Group Demonstration of improvements in latest version Details of RESTful interface Grouper has a history of group members for audit purposes! uApprove demo given by Russ Beale of USC; metadata driven InCommon Tech Extensive discussion regarding attribute release policies Default release policies for ePPN CIO meeting on Cloud Services, Continue reading Internet2 MemberMeeting, April 2011