Sandstorm Blog

  • Sandstorm UI now available in Chinese, Dutch October 28, 2017
    As of last week’s Sandstorm release (version 0.216), the Sandstorm UI is (mostly) now internationalized, meaning text has been moved out of the interface into separate translation tables. This work wa …
  • We're changing the way identities work May 8, 2017
    UPDATE September 2, 2017: This change has been fully released and will roll out to all servers within the next 24 hours. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be making a major change to the way Sandstorm han …
  • The Sandstorm Team is joining Cloudflare March 13, 2017
    Recently, we announced that Sandstorm is returning to its community roots, transitioning away from being a for-profit startup and towards being a community-effort, open source project. The Sandstorm t …
  • Sandstorm gets a security review March 2, 2017
    Sandstorm recently underwent a security review by DevCore Inc., commissioned by Department of Cyber Security of Taiwan. The company has in the past found RCEs in big-name services like Uber and Facebo …
  • Impact of Cloudflare security advisory on Sandstorm Oasis February 28, 2017
    A few days ago, Cloudflare disclosed a security bug in their services which may have leaked secrets from sites which use Cloudflare. Sandstorm uses Cloudflare as a cache in front of our web site and S …
  • Sandstorm is returning to its community roots February 6, 2017
    Most people know Sandstorm as an open source, community-driven project aiming to enable self-hosting of cloud services and to make it possible for open source web apps to compete with today’s cloud se …
  • Sandstorm Solutions: pay for feature prioritization December 1, 2016
    Is there a feature or bug holding you back from deploying Sandstorm at your company or for your team? Do you need the Sandstorm core devs to prioritize a feature? Sandstorm Solutions can fix that. The …
  • Sandstorm Oasis emerging from beta November 17, 2016
    Sandstorm is about making it easy to run a personal server. But we also offer Sandstorm Oasis, a service which runs your Sandstorm server for you. Contradiction? Actually, no: Even if you run your own …
  • Sandstorm now supports RHEL 7, CentOS 7, Arch, and more November 10, 2016
    As of a couple weeks ago – October 23, 2016 – Sandstorm can now be installed on systems with: Linux Kernel 3.10+ (previously required 3.13+) User namespaces disabled (previously required unprivileged …
  • Linux kernel CVE-2016-5195 "Dirty COW" mitigated by Sandstorm October 25, 2016
    Last week, a Linux kernel bug, CVE-2016-5195, was described as “the most serious Linux local privilege escalation ever”. The bug – which potentially allowed any code running on a Linux machine to esca …