As of 1.0, the node exporter has experimental support for TLS. This can be hooked up to Letsencrypt.
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Having previously discussed why the Prometheus project does not support SSL and user authentication out of the box and detailing how to add basic authentication with Nginx, we will now demonstrate how to do the same with Apache.
The world of infosec is alarmed right now over the recent security vulnerabilities disclosed by Google on Wednesday that affect Intel, AMD, and ARM chips.
The now infamous Meltdown and Spectre bugs allow for the reading of sensitive information from a system's memory, including passwords, private keys and other sensitive information.
Thankfully fixes are being swiftly rolled out to patch these issues, however they come at a performance cost which we will use Prometheus to explore in this blogpost.
Prometheus doesn't provide authentication support in order to focus energy on making an awesome monitoring tool. Instead users can take advantage of a more purpose designed tool such as Nginx to do so. This post will look at how you can do that.