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The topics are primarily professional and since I'm a "software guy", that means Ruby, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, Amazon AWS, Sphinx, Solr, SMPP, embedded systems and many other technologies that I work (and sometimes struggle) with.

Problems Making HTTPS Calls with Ruby on Windows

14 Sep 2016

Assuming you are using Ruby Installer to install Ruby on Windows, getting Ruby to make a call to an HTTPS server isn’t straightforward.

 Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Users\Administrator>ruby -v ruby 2.2.4p230 (2015-12-16 revision 53155) [i386-mingw32] C:\Users\Administrator>ruby -ropenssl -e 'puts OpenSSL::X509::DEFAULT_CERT_FILE' C:/Users/Justin/Projects/knap-build/var/knapsack/software/x86-windows/openssl/1.0.1l/ssl/cert.pem C:\Users\Administrator> C:\Users\Administrator>ruby -ropenssl -ve 'puts Gem::VERSION, OpenSSL::OPENSSL_VERSION' ruby 2.2.4p230 (2015-12-16 revision 53155) [i386-mingw32] 2.6.6 OpenSSL 1.0.1l 15 Jan 2015 

If you look at the default SSL cert file, you will notice that it is set to the path by the developer that packaged Ruby Installer.

So if you...

Paperclip S3 AccessDenied

06 Oct 2015

Aws::S3::Errors::AccessDenied (Access Denied):

Assuming you are using AWS’s IAM and you created a dedicated User for these uploads.

If you get this error when trying to upload to S3, you need to assign this IAM User the “AmazonS3FullAccess” Policy.

accessdenied iam user amazons3fullaccess policy

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  • 06 Oct 2015 » Paperclip S3 AccessDenied
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