Ansible|CFEngine white paper

Ansible and CFEngine are two configuration management tools and at first glance they look like competitors – two tools dealing with the same problem, in very different ways. But are they? Maybe they are actually not dealing with the same problem and …

Speeding up PostgreSQL ETL pipeline with the help of GODS

Problem to solve When working on the new Federated Reporting feature for CFEngine we had to solve the problem of collecting data from multiple CFEngine hubs (feeders) on a single hub (superhub). CFEngine hubs are using PostgreSQL to store data, so, more …

CVE-2019-9929 – internal authentication secrets leaked in logs

Description The CFEngine engineering team has recently discovered a severe security issue in the CFEngine Enterprise product. CFEngine is using some internal secrets for authentication to the Mission Portal API and the PostgreSQL database when running background maintenance tasks. These internal secrets …