Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mac OSX users: update openssl. Also: openssl built-in to Mac OSX is different than brew version

If you use openssl on Mac OSX to maintain certs, etc, you should keep it up-to-date. Worth knowing, courtesy of a comment by Gordon Davisson on THIS Stackoverflow question …the major problem isn’t the openssl command, it’s the openssl libraries (which are used by other programs) — those … Continue reading »

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Pre-request script for Postman, to calculate HttpSignature

If you do REST, you probably have a favorite REST client testing tool. Mine is Postman, a Google Chrome app. Postman has a nifty feature called Pre-request scripts, which allows you to write some Javascript code that performs a calculation and then reads and writes the “environment” object … Continue reading »

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Online calculator for SHA and HMAC-SHA

Here’s a thing I built. It’s just a webpage that calculates SHA-(1,224,256,384,512) and HMAC with the same algorithms. I was using this to help with building a system that relies on HttpSignature. Developers need some help in constructing and validating their HMACs and SHAs.

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The spec formerly known as Swagger is now OpenAPI

Swagger has been renamed! Three weeks ago. I didn’t realize this, and (forgive me) I’ve been continuing to use the term “swagger” when I really should have been using “OpenAPI”, in the time since. Helpfully, Marsh, an esteemed colleague of mine, has produced a slackbot to remind me … Continue reading »

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