I wrote a while ago about Identity Federation and the IBM Cloud, which is basically the ability to use your enterprise credentials to log into your IBM Cloud account. This works by IBM Cloud asking the enterprises Identity Provider (e.g. Active Directory / ADFS) and the Identity Provider passing back a SAML token which 'vouches' … Continue reading Mapping AD Groups to IBM Cloud Access Groups
One of the aims of my job at IBM is to help people use and understand IBM Cloud. The platform is a pretty big place, with lots of different services, so understanding them all and knowing how they fit together can be a challenge. To help, I'm leading the development of a series of Foundation … Continue reading IBM Cloud Foundation Skills Series
IBM CLOUD SQL QUERY is a reasonably new service that has appeared in the IBM Cloud catalog. Being a one-time Oracle DBA, where SQL was one of my daily staples, I thought I'd have a closer look.... What is is? SQL Query provides the ability to query data sets that have been uploaded to IBM … Continue reading IBM Cloud SQL Query
IN MY LAST POST, I talked about how the ‘ibmcloud’ CLI tool is useful for development but that I had encountered a number of clients where they had not been able to install it because of an enterprise-wide lockdown on their machines, which meant they could not install any software. To this end, I created … Continue reading Help – My Machine is Locked Down and I Can’t Install the IBM Cloud CLI Tool (Part2)!
When it comes to development on the IBM Cloud, the ‘ibmcloud’ CLI tool is really useful. For those that are not familiar with the tool, it’s a package which you can install on your local machine, that gives you the ability to interact with the IBM Cloud from your local command line, without the need … Continue reading Help – My Machine is Locked Down and I Can’t Install the IBM Cloud CLI Tool!
THE IBM CLOUD is a great place to create secure applications and for a while now, the App ID service has been available to help developers easily add authentication into both web and mobile apps. There are lots of reasons why authentication is useful, for example it allows an app to store user preferences or … Continue reading IBM Cloud App ID Service now Provides App-to-App Authentication
IBM Cloud has just this week launched a brand new infrastructure service - Reserved Virtual Server instances - and if you run (or plan to run) VSIs over a period of 1 or 3 years, these could actually save you a ton of money over the term. What Are They? Reserved Virtual Server Instances are … Continue reading Reserved Virtual Server Instances
One of the facets of Cloud Computing is elasticity - that is the ability to both grow and shrink on-demand, following the peaks and troughs in compute requirements of an application. Therefore, one challenge for the cloud provider is to ensure that there is enough ‘slack’ available to meet the demands of those peaks. Having … Continue reading Why use Transient Virtual Servers?
I've written a new blog on developerWorks this morning about Identity Federation (inspired by a couple of interactions this week!). You can check it out here: https://developer.ibm.com/dwblog/2018/identity-federation-ibm-cloud/ Cheers, James
I've just published a new blog post on IBM developerWorks. You can check it out here: https://wp.me/p78fya-6WN Cheers, James