PowerShell Remoting on Python

One thing I am looking into everyday as part of my job is how to make the remote management of Windows servers easier. Currently the best way is through WinRM but as I’ve written about before, WinRM can be such a vague term. It can mean refer to different technologies and the answer to what … [Read more…]

Decrypting the secrets of Ansible Vault in PowerShell

Ansible Vault is a pretty nifty tool that allows people to easily encrypt secrets for use in Ansible. For example I can turn something like this host_password: supersecretpass123! into this $ANSIBLE_VAULT;1.1;AES256 33343835306666636239373663396363643766613363343837646633343933376633323964663030 3134616235646661306436643134383333633730376233650a663466323032343633383061336461 36393261363338616337613039363435313631343437323164386661326633313339396238396236 3462393338636632650a653036663266373533343232393838343161396564333963643632653932 30386135636131656130346537356637396139323134386162306431376564346537633566666532 6331323061373237336639356165393563613765663864366231 When calling Ansible, you must supply the password by either manually entering it or use a password file. … [Read more…]