3 pages tagged with "aws"

AWS Powershell: “A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'Credentials'.”

July 08, 2015 - 184 words - 1 mins
I spent ages debugging this one a few months ago, and just hit it again, so I thought I’d share to save others some time. If you have an older AWS powershell script, you may hit this error when running AWS Powershell cmdlets, particularly if using a cross-account role - e.g.: $aws_role = Use-STSRole… read more

Watch App Development Blog - Week 2

January 17, 2015 - 1048 words - 6 mins
In Week 1, I got a (very) basic Haskell REST web service running that scraped the Transperth site for live train times. Now we’re up to: Step 2: Build & Deployment Like most developers working on side-projects, I don’t want to pay a bundle for hosting a service during development when it really … read more

Implementing AWS authentication for your own REST API

September 07, 2011 - 648 words - 4 mins
If you need to build an authentication mechanism for an HTTP-based REST API, a common approach is to use HTTP Basic - it's simple, all clients have it built-in, it's easy to test from the browser, and you can store passwords as hashes. The downside is that your credentials are transmitted in (nearly… read more