A Qualys Journey From A to A+ (part 2)

In my last post, after updating the blog to use TLS1.2 and adding a CAA record thinking I would clear an A+ rating, I only retained an A rating. In this post I continue the journey striving for that A+ rating. Enabling HSTS It turns out that Mozilla observatory has a test you can also run, one that looks to be way stricter and they were not as impressed giving my site an F rating with a score of zero!

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Last Month in Aws

Last month in AWS saw me rack up a bill of US$0.86 and with the terrible US/AUD exchange rate I’m out of pocket a whole AUD$1.30. As im playing around with new technology and integrating various services that AWS provides, I touched a few services this month, and discovered I should probably decommission services I’m not actually using anymore. No surpise to me that I excceded the free tier limits for S3.

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Adding SSL to S3 Static Website via Cloudfront

So now that i’ve moved the blog over to a serverless architecture I thought I’d take the time to post how I went about enabling SSL and where to from here. Simple Storage Services (S3) Getting a static website up via S3 is super easy. Open up the S3 console -> select your bucket -> go to Properties -> Static Website Hosting. Select Use this bucket to host a website.

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