Tag: Active Directory
Learn how to set up Active Directory authentication with authorization for Postgres. Heimdall Data provides synchronization scripts for other databases as well, allowing all Amazon RDS instance types to be supported in a similar way. Using Active Directory authentication allows organizations to standardize their password and authorization management via a globally available authentication store, reducing management overhead and improving security and auditing capabilities.
The Track-It! help desk and endpoint management system helps an organization track all IT tasks and end-user issues and requests in one place. The new AWS Quick Start for Track-It! help desk software by BMC Software solves this problem by simplifying the setup, configuration, and ongoing management of the system. It provides users an easy to implement, secure, globally accessible help desk and endpoint management system in a fraction of the time and cost of doing it yourself.
With AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS provides a central way to manage user identities and permissions. However, creating and managing the lifecycle of IAM users in AWS can be time-consuming. This post explores how to authenticate users against Azure AD for access to one or multiple AWS accounts using SAML federation. Additionally, it includes a walkthrough on how to setup the federation across Azure AD and multiple AWS accounts.
An important design consideration for cloud-based client VPN service architectures is the choice of authentication mechanism to use for connecting remote users to VPN services. Cisco ASAv Remote Access VPN integrates with Cisco Duo to add multi-factor authentication to ASAv AnyConnect VPN connections. Cisco is an AWS ISV Partner that helps customers optimize their cloud strategy by bringing together networking, security, analytics, and management.
The size and complexity of an initial migration can be complicated for many enterprises. Learn how to migrate (lift and shift) multiple workloads at speed using CloudEndure Migration, and how Rackspace can help guide this migration. Rackspace has created reusable design artifacts together with automation to describe and deploy a collection of AWS services capable of hosting CloudEndure Migration. This solution provides full IP connectivity between your data center and AWS.
It’s well known that IT departments prefer authentication integration into existing IdPs such as Azure Active Directory to reduce operational overhead and the attack surface of IT systems. AWS announced federated authentication support for AWS Client VPN in May 2020, and this support requires integration with a SAML 2.0 provider, such as Azure Active Directory. Learn how to integrate AWS Client VPN with an Azure Active Directory to give remote users access to an AWS private VPCs..
Upgrading legacy systems to the cloud can seem daunting and time-consuming, but with the right combination of AWS Systems Manager, AWS Directory Service, and a few simple AWS Lambda functions, you can upgrade from your outdated Windows environments flawlessly, seamlessly, and at scale. Learn how you can run an in-place upgrade of your Windows 2008 R2 production instances to Windows 2019 R2, and how to control instance tagging so you can orchestrate the root volume replacement process.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops secures the delivery of Windows, Linux, Web, or SaaS applications and desktops to any device. Running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on VMware Cloud on AWS lets you use the same management tools and desktop images as on your on-premises VMware vSphere environment. You can easily extend your Citrix workload to the cloud and take advantage of AWS on-demand delivery, global footprint, elasticity, and scalability to meet your business objectives.
As larger and more complex workloads are deployed on AWS, multi-account solutions are an increasingly common architectural blueprint. Often referred to as cloud “landing zones,” these blueprints enable simple administrative boundaries. However, using multiple accounts increases the complexity of security tooling, access control and authorization, and cross-account networking. AWS Control Tower simplifies the process of setting up multi-account environments with predefined security baseline templates.
With Zadara offering Storage-as-a-Service across Availability Zones, the platform’s centralized storage services release the ability to connect multiple Microsoft (MSSQL) servers in a standard Windows Server Failover Cluster model to a single set of shared storage volumes. This removes the need for MSSQL Enterprise Edition licensing and the doubling up of Amazon EBS disk for Amazon EC2 instances. In this post, explore the use of high availability MSSQL Standard Clustering on AWS with Zadara.