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Steve Tsiopanos

Steve Tsiopanos

Family-smitten IT entrepreneur who enjoys running, biking, gadgets, piano & guitar, drawing and coding. Founded Annatech in 2006 and serves as DevOps Manager & Atlassian Product Owner at 14 West Global Technologies.

Certified Atlassian Professional

I recently came across a situation where I needed to join Atlassian Jira and Confluence to a Synology Active Directory service 1 via a secure port (636). For this to work, the connection needed to be signed by an SSL certificate from a recognized certificate authority. However, the standard, free, method for assigning SSL certificates (in this case, LetsEncrypt) would not suffice since the certificate would need to persist for at least a year or more. This is of particular concern with applications for which updating certificate key stores will result in service downtime.  Even in a situation where a certificate was purchased a vendor signed by a Certificate Authority, one would still want to lock it in for several years.

Saturday, 01 September 2018 11:32

Adventures in OpenShifting Part I - Introduction

The first time I deployed a Docker container I realized that everything about web application hosting had changed. Of course, by the time I came to that realization, major industries had moved to containerized, "serverless" application deployment and hosting methods years ago... However, as happens with new technology, it takes time for the cutting-edge to hit the mainstream. Docker, by itself, appeared to be a wonderful tool to faciliate consistent, repeatable, application deployments, but something was missing. If all developers relied upon was deploying and managing individual containers, then why would we not just stick with the trusty Linux hypervisor and virtual machine?

Saturday, 05 May 2018 12:34

Docker

Sunday, 22 May 2016 11:09

cAPI - A JSON REST API for Joomla

Why build a Joomla RESTful API?

It's no secret that platform-agnositic web services are taking over the internet and that RESTful APIs are at the forefront of this communications revolution. As a CMS, Joomla nestles itself comfortably between the ease of Wordpress and power of Drupal but has recently lagged behind them both in the realm of JSON-based RESTful APIs.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 22:57

Get Started With Joomla RESTful Web Services

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 Purchase

Purchase

Pay once to get a 12-month subscription providing download access, updates and free feature upgrades.

  • Management Component - Admin console for managing tokens, API limits an Slim micro-framework settings.
  • Core Plugins - Collection of core plugins which control API configuration and expose Joomla web service routes.
  • Packaged Libraries - Pre-packages /vendor libraries maximize compatibility and buffer API from incremental changes to Joomla Platform.

Pay once to get a 12-month subscription providing download access, updates and free feature upgrades. Core package includes component, libraries and plugins.



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Download and Install   

Install 

Download and install your cAPI Extensions Package via Joomla's Extension Manager. Make sure to enable all cAPI plugins after installation.

Download and install your cAPI Extensions Package via Joomla's Extension Manager. Make sure to enable all cAPI plugins after installation.



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 Configure Component & Create Tokens

Configure

Configure your cAPI component options and create your first access token. Check to make sure the user associated with this token is a member of the Joomla groups required to access the data you will request.

Configure your cAPI component options and create your first access token.

Saturday, 04 July 2015 09:04

Wordpress

Saturday, 04 July 2015 08:59

Joomla CMS

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