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Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 29 - Basic Docker Inventory with CFEngine

Ever been curious about Docker details or the cruft that has built up and could be cleared out? Craig, Cody, and Nick chat about some of the work Craig has been doing recently, using Docker in development and CI. Craig shows how to develop policy to inventory various Docker details like image names, counts of dangling images, and reclaimable disk space. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
September 28, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 28 - Automating CFEngine Policy Testing

Have you been interested in automating the testing of your CFEngine policy? Cody, Craig and Nick follow up on the Policy Examples episode and dive a bit deeper into testing. Nick walks through some policy and related tests that leverage lib/testing.cf from the Masterfiles Policy Framework and Craig walks through implementing a GitHub Workflow to run the tests in a Docker container for each Pull Request. Video The video recording is available on YouTube:

Posted by Nick Anderson
August 31, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 27 - CFEngine Q&A: Policy Questions

Unlock the power of CFEngine with expert insights and get your burning policy questions. Cody, Craig and Nick discuss and answer CFEngine policy questions submitted by users. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees. Join the next webinar to not miss this discussion. Questions These are the questions and policy used during the episode but each question has a separate blog post that goes into more detail.

Posted by Nick Anderson
July 27, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 26 - Demo of CFEngine 3.22.0 non-LTS

Have you seen what’s new in CFEngine 3.22.0? Ole Herman Elgesem, CFEngine Product Manager joins Cody, Craig and Nick to give a tour of the changes in recently released CFEngine 3.22.0 Mission Portal. See how filters have been improved and how the new Groups feature makes it easier to affect change across your infrastructure and enforce package compliance with a new module, packages-allowlist-snapshot from CFEngine Build. Video The video recording is available on YouTube:

Posted by Nick Anderson
June 29, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 25 - Migrating to cfbs

Been a CFEngine user for a while? Have you migrated to a cfbs managed policy set yet? Live from the Northern.tech Summit in Castell de Sant Mori1! Cody, Craig and Nick walk through the process of migrating a policy set to cfbs management. Go through the process yourself following the detailed Migrating to cfbs blog post. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
May 25, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 24 - Pretty Printer (cffmt) Demo With Miek Gieben

Tired of hand crafting policy and arguing with people about spacing and alignment? Longing for regularity and easier scanning of your policy no matter who wrote it? Cody, Craig and Nick wrap up the second year of The Agent is In with Miek Gieben, CFEngine Community user and author of cffmt, a formatted written in go for CFEngine policy files. Check out the discussion about opinionated formatting, possible future developments and other tooling to improve qualify of life as a CFEngineer.

Posted by Nick Anderson
April 27, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 23 - Detecting Previously Hidden Malware With Invary & CFEngine

Can you trust the integrity of your base operating system runtime? Jason Rogers and Dr. Wesley Peck of Invary join Cody, Craig and Nick to chat about their Runtime Integrity technology. They discuss the challenges of Trust, Information Technology Knowledge Management, and how Invary fits in the SecOps, Systems Automation, Security and Compliance landscape. Nick shares an example of an early integration between CFEngine and the Invary RISe agent1 with reporting in Mission Portal and talks about the different ways to approach integration.

Posted by Nick Anderson
March 30, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 22 - Hackathon: Termux Services

Have a burning desire to run sshd or another service on your VR headset? Cody, Craig and Nick do time-boxed live hackathon working on developing CFEngine services promise type support for Termux. Watch Nick and Craig race to implement basic services support before the timer buzzes. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees.

Posted by Nick Anderson
February 23, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 21 - Troubleshooting with cf-support

What’s the best way to collect information when troubleshooting something with CFEngine? Cody and Nick chat with Craig about cf-support a new tool shipping in the latest (and future) versions of CFEngine. Video The video recording is available on YouTube: At the end of every webinar, we stop the recording for a nice and relaxed, off-the-record chat with attendees. Join the next webinar to not miss this discussion. Links Connect on LinkedIn w/ Cody, Craig, or Nick All Episodes cf-support is packaged as part of 3.

Posted by Nick Anderson
January 26, 2023

Show Notes: The Agent is In - Episode 20 - Reviewing the 2022 CFEngine Holiday Security Calendar

For the holiday season gift yourself an improved infrastructure security posture. Join Craig, Cody, and Nick as they wrap up 2022 and the 20th episode of The Agent is In reviewing CFEngines’ 2022 Holiday Security Calendar which has advice picked straight from industry standard security hardening guides like the OpenSCAP Security Policies and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs). Craig demos new modules like maintainers-in-motd, file-permissions, enable-aslr, highlights guidance on writing your own security policies and more.

Posted by Nick Anderson
December 29, 2022
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