Removing Artifacts from Nexus using Curl

Removing Artifacts from Nexus using Curl

Curl is awesome for getting things done. Whether it’s downloading files, spamming the local library’s website or simply messing around you can rest assured Curl has a use. Have you ever uploaded an artifact to your Nexus repository and immediately grimaced as the realization that you’ve uploaded [the wrong file|to the incorrect path|it’s a picture of your car] washed over you? Well fear no more! Here’s a handy Curl command to add to your bag of tricks. curl –request DELETE…

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Running Liferay on Docker inside OpenShift

Running Liferay on Docker inside OpenShift

I can only imagine your plight if you’ve landed up here. So, you’re trying to run the latest version of Liferay DXP 7.0 inside a Docker container which is managed within an OpenShift containerized environment deployed on top of Amazon AWS 🙂 Oh what fun! Well, this is what I’ve been working on for some time now and I reckon I’ve about got it down just right. I’ve created my own Dockerfile that builds up a DXP container that’s able…

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Changing WSO2 Identity Server’s Default HTTPS Port

Changing WSO2 Identity Server’s Default HTTPS Port

My day job currently has me playing with WSO2’s Identity Server. In very simple terms, Identity Server is used for identity and Entitlement management across applications within an environment. It’s quite a comprehensive product and is worth a look if you need to solve problems related to authentication, authorization, provisioning etc within your organisation. By default Identity Server starts up on the HTTPS protocol and runs on port 9443. No problems there. However, the standard HTTPS port is 443 so…

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How to enable the administrator account in Windows

How to enable the administrator account in Windows

I found myself doing some end user PC maintenance this afternoon and came across a scenario that required me to access Windows’ built in administrator account. However, the laptop I was working on didn’t have this account enabled so I needed to find a way to enable it. It’s quite simple so I thought I’d share it. To enable the administrator account simply type in the following command in the command prompt window. net user administrator /active:yes Obviously to deactivate…

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Setting Your Eclipse VM

Setting Your Eclipse VM

It happens from time to time that an Eclipse-based IDE might need to use a version of Java other than the one on your classpath. It’s pretty simple to set this up in your eclipse.ini file – or whichever configuration file your specific Eclipse-based IDE may use. Here’s what you need to have as the first line in your config file – -vm D:/Java/jdk1.6.0_13/bin/javaw.exe And that’s it! Enjoy.

Maven QuickStart Archetypes

Maven QuickStart Archetypes

Love it or hate, Maven is an essential part of many development environments. One of the things I like about Maven is its’ ability to quickly generate a project skeleton to help get you started.