Gerrit and Keycloak integration using OIDC

I spent several days trying to make Gerrit work with Keycloak using OIDC (OpenID Connect). At the company I’m working at we’re using Gerrit for our code repositories. I had never tried or heard of Gerrit before, so it is actually pretty interesting to learn that something like Gerrit exists. The user interface is simple and I actually started to enjoy using it. It is not that I use UI that much, because I interact with Gerrit using ‘git’ in the terminal.

Random update #2

I have started watching Community again. It is one of the series that I can watch over and over again without ever getting tired of it, or skipping episodes etc. I can do the same thing with Friends, How I met your mother, Scrubs, Frasier, Spin City (First 3 seasons), New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It is October and the energy crises is hitting us all. The cost of electricity has increased somewhat.

End of vacation

My vacation ends tomorrow. It is the last day and then we are starting up our routines again. I need to figure them out because I have forgotten them already. Is that what happens after two weeks of relaxing? I guess so.

Airport Memories

Last week I was in Copenhagen Airport. I was walking around the concourses to pass the time, because there was two hours before my flight. So I thought I would do a stroll around and look at things. I first wandered to concourse F. It is one of the farthers concourses there is - the other one is concourse A. So I was walking to concourse F - there was nothing to see.

Just one more update about tools

For the past several years I have worked with Terraform and only Terraform. CloudFormation is not something that I have worked that much with and I feel like I’m in quicksand. I did you use it a lot back when CloudFormation Stacksets got released. I like that I could just deploy a stackset and it then got pushed to all other accounts that I had designated. It worked really well. However tools such as Terraform has come a long way, so doing multiaccount deployments could not be done directly in Terraform.

Keycloak and AWS Client VPN with SAML

I spent a lot of time in the past two weeks figuring out how to use AWS Client VPN with federation (SAML) with Keycloak. For some reason the SAML XML-file that I downloaded from a new realm in Keycloak, and that I had implemented into AWS IAM Identity Provider, went to the Master realm and not the new realm. The logs did not show any kind of reference to the new realm but only showed that the client could not be found in Master realm.

Basic Tooling

I read a post a couple of months ago (Sadly, I can’t find the link), about basic tooling for your daily work. You should use one product of every type of thing. This could be learning and using for example RabbitMQ for pub/sub, queues and such. If you ever need a go-to database it could be MariaDB etc. Monitoring could be Sensu etc. I have decided to do just that. I have started using RabbitMQ for processing messages that get sent to queues.

Limiting alchohol consumption

For the past several years there has been cultucal/political trend to limit young people purchasing alcohol such as hard liquor, beer and wine. You have to be above 16 or 18 depending on what you want to buy. I tend to disagree with this trend because I started drinking when I was 15. I remember when we were done with classes in middle school, most of us went to the local bar to drink.

Star Wars Galaxies - My story

Back in the fall of 2003 I started playing Star Wars Galaxies. I remember I started the game and chose Tatooine as a start location, because it was the only planet that I actually did remember from the Star Wars movies. Planets like Rori, Corellia, Dantooine were not plantes that I actually heard of before I started the game. I picked my start profession as a marksman going with the pistoleer as my main branch.

The War in Ukraine

I stand with Ukraine. Of course, I do! If your country gets attacked you do whatever you can to defend it. That is what I would do. They have a right to selfdetermination and if they want to join NATO they can. If they want to join the European Union, they have a right to do that as well. It is up to them and hopefully they will do that some day.