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7 May 2019

Install Acra 1-Click App through DigitalOcean Marketplace

Step-by-step installation and configuration tutorial.

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22 Nov 2018

How to Implement Tracing in a Modern Distributed Application

A battle-tested explanation of why tracing is a very useful technique you can benefit from in your projects. A story from the trenches of implementing distributed tracing in our Acra data security suite.

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15 Nov 2018

What Do We Really Need to Encrypt. Cheatsheet

What data is sensitive and needs to be encrypted according to the modern data privacy regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, FFIEC, etc.? This is a cheat sheet and an explanation of how we approach answering these questions.

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29 May 2018

Reducing Docker Image Size for Acra

We tried out and described a few approaches to reducing the size of Docker images for the components of our database encryption suite Acra. As a result, we found a way to reduce the container size by roughly 62 times.

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21 Sep 2016

Backend data security: Key management 101

Second article in series, Key Management 101 will talk about basic key management concepts, goals and methods to achieve them. 

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