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Amazon’s Alexa is a fantastic tool for working with APIs including LogicMonitor’s. The Amazon developer tools make this remarkably easy to script, but it can be a bit of a challenge the first time through. Let’s change that and walk through setting up a Alexa app that will acknowledge LogicMonitor Alerts through a API. Credit: I found this Youtube tutorial from Jordan Leigh very informative and used it as a base for building this app To my understanding, a Alexa Applications has two parts. * The Skill which includes the interaction model - setup the intents (functions) the app
We sometimes see datasource scripts with passwords in the body of their script. For testing this is fine, but in production datasource scripts, passwords in plain view isn’t just bad, it should be a cardinal sin. You can use Powershell to secure a password by creating a PSCredential object that uses the cmdlet Get-Credential and stores the output into a file. Note that it saves as a System.Security.SecureString. Now you can use the file in your script: $hostname= "##HOSTNAME##" $pass= Get-Content "\\Encryptedfile.txt" $user= "##PS.USER##" $password1= ConvertTo-SecureString