Posted On: Feb 15, 2024

Starting today, you have greater control over data movement to and from your users' Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions via clipboard. You can independently specify the maximum number of characters (up to 20,971,520) that can be transferred out of and/or into the session via the clipboard functionality. For example, you could let your users copy a maximum of 300 characters from their AppStream 2.0 session on to their personal devices while setting a different limit of 100 characters for data from their personal device to AppStream 2.0 and vice-versa. You still have an ability to completely block the clipboard functionality, if so desired. This new configuration will allow customers flexibility in controlling data exfiltration.

This feature is available for no additional charge in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is offered. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information, and try our sample applications.

To get started, open the AppStream 2.0 console and create a stack. In the User Settings step, enable, limit, or disable the Clipboard option. You can also programmatically manage these settings using AppStream 2.0 APIs. To learn more, visit Create Fleets and Stacks.