Posted On: Apr 21, 2021

With this new release of the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, customers can use federated credentials, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) to connect their IDEs to AWS.

Using AWS SSO, your organization's users can sign in to Active Directory, a built-in AWS SSO directory, or another external identity provider (IdP) connected to AWS SSO and get mapped to an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role. Regardless of which IdP you use, AWS SSO abstracts those distinctions away, and they all work with the AWS Toolkit.  

Learn more about using AWS SSO or Assume Role with MFA in Visual Studio from this blog post.

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio is an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio running on Microsoft Windows that makes it easier for developers to develop, debug, and deploy .NET applications using Amazon Web Services. With the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, you'll be able to get started faster and be more productive when building AWS applications. The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio is available via the Visual Studio Marketplace and supports Visual Studio 2017 and 2019. Check out Setting up SSO Credentials and MFA Credentials sections in the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio developer guide to get started. 

Install the AWS Toolkit and submit feedback, feature requests, and issues on GitHub.