Posted On: Aug 2, 2022

We are happy to announce the preview of Amazon WorkSpaces integration with SAML 2.0. WorkSpaces is a fully managed desktop virtualization service for Windows and Linux that enables you to access resources from any supported device. As an administrator, you can now enable SAML 2.0 authentication on your WorkSpaces directory to control end user access to desktops by using your SAML 2.0 identity provider (IdP).

With SAML 2.0 authentication, your end users can access their WorkSpaces desktops by authenticating to your IdP using their default web browser. The feature enables a consistent and familiar experience for end users who already authenticate to your IdP to access other enterprise applications in addition to WorkSpaces. SAML 2.0 authentication allows you to extend security features available from your IdP to WorkSpaces, including multi-factor authentication (MFA) and contextual access.

There are no additional charges for using SAML 2.0 authentication with WorkSpaces. The SAML 2.0 authentication preview is available in US East (N Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (London) Regions. End users will be able to access their WorkSpaces with SAML 2.0 authentication by using the latest WorkSpaces client application versions for Windows and macOS.

Join the preview
To learn more and get started with SAML 2.0 authentication for WorkSpaces, see Networking and access in the Amazon WorkSpaces Administration Guide. During the preview, you can configure SAML 2.0 authentication on your WorkSpaces directory using the AWS CLI or WorkSpaces API.