Using MS-SQL server with pHp on Linux

I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s SQL Server database but I also do a lot of coding in php, and Linux is my favourite platform for that. So, how best to mesh those two worlds.

The best step-by-step instruction guide that I have found is this one, below:

I’ve used this instruction set on numerous occasions and it is still possible to get yourself into an unworkable state, however, persistence, and attention to detail, always pays off.

Note: I  have run MS SQL server on Linux since the Linux preview was released in 2016.

Microsoft and FIDO2 support

A couple of interesting articles about Microsoft and FIDO2 out yesterday, and today.

The Verge – You can now sign into a Microsoft Account without a password using a security key

The Register – Microsoft: You looking at me funny? Oh, you just want to sign in

I’m not sure how I feel about this yet, but will continue to monitor and post feedback here.

I’ve used a yubikey to secure my Gmail account for several years now, and I also use one to secure my password vault (more on that later).

As the Register article indicates it could become a challenge for large organizations when users start losing their keys. To be continued …