Yesterday, HashiCorp announced a new “free” tier for Terraform Cloud.
This app started as a simple project with a few endpoints deployed locally via
to a not-so-simple-anymore application that automates multiple parts of my side projects.
I have now reached a state where I need more than a local deployment,
as I might need to perform some quick operations when I don’t have my laptop with me.
So I started looking at options to deploy it safely on AWS without exposing it directly to the public Internet, as it is an admin-like interface.
As you might know, I’m working on my next side-project, The CloudSec Engineer, a book on entering, establishing yourself, and thriving in the cloud security industry as an individual contributor.
As part of the book’s introduction, I’ve been researching common career pathways within the security industry to contextualise where Cloud Security fits into the big picture.
I’ve always wanted to setup a Pi-hole to block advertisements in my home office, but, at the same time, I didn’t want physical boxes lying around to maintain (plus, I do hate cables).
In this blog, I’ll explain how I managed to mimic the Pi-hole’s behaviour using only serverless technologies (Cloudflare Gateway, to be precise).