Posted On: Oct 7, 2019

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now offers Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS) compliant endpoints (FIPS endpoints) in all U.S. AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is available. FIPS 140-2 is a U.S. and Canadian government standard that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive information. AppStream 2.0 FIPS endpoints use FIPS-compliant cryptographic standards, which may be required for certain sensitive information or regulated workloads.  

To use a FIPS-compliant connection for your streaming sessions, specify an AppStream 2.0 FIPS endpoint when creating a streaming URL using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). Or, if you use SAML 2.0 to enable single sign-on (SSO) to your AppStream 2.0 stack, use an AppStream 2.0 FIPS endpoint when configuring your relay state endpoint. For more information about using FIPS endpoints in AppStream 2.0, see Protecting Data in Transit with FIPS-Endpoints. For more information about how AWS supports FIPS, including a list of AppStream 2.0 FIPS endpoints, see Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.

AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. See Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information. If you are new to AppStream 2.0, you can try already-installed applications by visiting the AppStream 2.0 website.