StackStorm

How StackStorm Changed Our Lives

Discusses how StackStorm has revolutionized the way we write automation code and improve the lives of our DevOps team.

Nick Maludy

18 minute read

We started playing around with StackStorm about 9 months ago just to try out some new tools. After a few months of playing around we realized that it was much more than a toy and could provide serious benefits to our DevOps team, our organization and to our customers. Before we discuss all of the great things about StackStorm, let’s start with a little history. History When I started at Encore in June of 2016 the team had just started working on an automation platform.

Implementing 2-Factor Auth For Workflows In StackStorm Using Inquiries

Provides a walkthrough of securing a StackStorm Mistral workflow with Duo 2-factor authentication from your phone using the newly available inquiries feature in StackStorm 2.5

Nick Maludy

11 minute read

A common request I have seen on the StackStorm Slack Channel is the ability to utilize 2-factor auth before executing a workflow. Users sometimes have very powerful workflows that require extra care, or a second set of eyes before executing. Inquiries are an experimental feature in StackStorm 2.5 (changelog) that allow the workflow to pause and wait for input from a user before proceeding. In this post we’re going to use inquiries to secure a workflow execution using Duo 2-factor authentication (2FA).

Automated creation of StackStorm Packs

Automated creation of StackStorm Packs

Nick Maludy

5 minute read

In StackStorm a pack is logical organization that contains related actions, aliases, policies, rules and sensors. To get a good overview of what a pack is please see the excellent StackStorm Pack documentation. Most users of StackStorm wish to either integrate with a new system that’s not available in the Exchange or use StackStorm to execute custom automation scripts. The way to accomplish this is to create a new Pack.