Store Encrypted Credentials For Easy Recovery

I seen a post a long while back on Idera, to store multiple credentials for easy retrieval and store them in a secure manner.

Yes, there’s a thousand different ways to store passwords and the passwords to your passwords but security isn’t always convenient and should be secured with MFA so it quickly becomes tiresome to retrieve and store passwords.

Setting security aside for one minute, this is my take on a multi-password store which I can quickly access saving me a tonne of time on a daily basis.

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Generating Passphrases Instead Of Passwords

Security vs Memorability

If you are involved with identity management you’ll have encountered the password length and duration scenario, you will most probably have encountered and discussed the password vs passphrase at great length and embarked on the discussion:

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Powershell Module Development Livestream

A few months back I accidentally caught a live stream of someone developing a powershell script module on Twitch. It was an interesting concept that I had not seen before and it intrigued me as you were able to see the thought processes that went into creating the module and it offered insight into why someone chose the logic they did and also allowed you to witness any issues that they encountered on the way.

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VSCode Focus Terminal Keyboard Shortcut

I am one of those people who doesn’t like using the mouse or at least I try to remain using the keyboard to perform as many tasks as possible. I also have a few issues moving between the editor and the terminal in Visual Studio Code, so when I click the in the terminal it isn’t always acknowledged and I end up typing over a block of highlighted text and have to Ctrl+Z my way out of it, which is just asking for trouble.

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Sending Messages to Microsoft Teams - MSTeams Powershell Module

As part of our daily jobs we like to keep up to date with the automation tasks that we have running and the results of those automation tasks. This can become very cumbersome very quickly with some scheduled tasks running at 15 minute intervals, daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly reports and checks.

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Get AzureAD User from On-premises sAMAccountname – For the lazy

Since starting to use the AzureAD module for managing Azure or Office 365 users you’ll probably notice that the syntax of some of the cmdlets aren’t as simple to use as the ActiveDirectory module and that you actually have to type or autocomplete the parameters or you get an error that it doesn’t know what you’re talking about.

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O365 License info using AzureADPreview PS Module

We are still on-premises exchange 2013 with elements of cloud hybrid for Skype for Business as well as some small Office 365 tenancies. We are however fully utilising MS Azure for our Infrastructure and hosting needs as well as Azure Active Directory.

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