Desktop and Application Streaming

BBVA: Helping Global Remote Working with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Our friends on the AWS Architecture team published a blog highlighting how our customer BBVA implemented a global remote working plan that protects customers and employees alike using Amazon AppStream 2.0. BBVA has more than 86,000 employees from across BBVA’s international network of offices and its central service functions now work remotely. The post dives […]

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Enable your organizational domain for the AppStream 2.0 client with a Route 53 DNS TXT record

AppStream 2.0 recently added support for creating a Domain Name Service (DNS) TXT record that enables you to enable the domain of the URL the user enters. Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that allows you to stream your desktop applications to your users. Your users can use the AppStream 2.0 […]

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Automate provisioning of Amazon WorkSpaces using AWS Lambda

Many companies that have adopted Amazon WorkSpaces seek out ways to provision desktops for their users efficiently. In this blog, I will show you how to build a serverless solution that uses directory group membership to automate WorkSpaces provisioning and de-provisioning using AWS Lambda. This allows companies to use their existing directory group approval workflows […]

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Using Amazon API Gateway with Amazon WorkSpaces to interact with AWS resources

There are situations where Amazon WorkSpaces users access AWS resources through API calls. For example, to upload files to an Amazon S3 bucket, or to access parameters from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. There is no built-in option to attach an IAM role to an Amazon WorkSpace. However, we can assume an IAM role via […]

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Use Azure MFA and Microsoft Network Policy Server (NPS) for multi-factor authentication with Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces offers several options to secure access to your WorkSpaces. This includes working with your Radius infrastructure to provide Multi Factor Authentication. With the deprecation of the Azure MFA server, customers wanting to leverage Azure MFA now need to deploy a Network Policy Server (NPS). Depending on the types of Tokens in use, the […]

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Work from home offer for Amazon WorkSpaces

On March 18, 2020, Jeff Barr shared some of the things AWS is doing to help your workforce to work remotely, including providing services like Amazon Connect, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Amazon Chime. At the same time in our own blog post, we announced two new offers that enable you to use Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon […]

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New offers to enable work from home from Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon WorkDocs

Earlier today, Jeff Barr shared several ways AWS is helping customers stand up and scale remote work and work from home initiatives, including new offers for Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon WorkDocs. In this post, we would like to share a few more details. We are announcing two new offers that enable you to use Amazon […]

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Improving LDAP Security in AWS Directory Service with Amazon WorkSpaces

Our friends at AWS Security recently published a blog post on improving LDAP security in AWS Directory Service with client-side LDAPS. Client-side secure LDAP (LDAPS) support enables applications that integrate with AWS Directory Services like Amazon WorkSpaces to connect to AD using Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS). To get started with Amazon WorkSpaces create an AWS Account, sign […]

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Using Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows to store AppStream 2.0 Windows Event Logs

The recently released Amazon Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows version 1.1.202.1 introduced support for AppStream 2.0’s AWS Identity and Access Management Role assertion. Besides Amazon Kinesis Data Stream and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, the Kinesis Agent for Microsoft Windows supports uploading to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Using this, with an AppStream 2.0 session start script, it […]

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Storing AppStream 2.0 Windows Event logs in S3 with IAM roles and Windows Task Scheduler

Recently, AWS announced support for using IAM roles with image builders and fleets. Now, Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming instances can take advantage of the flexibility and security of role-based access to AWS API actions. One useful application of this feature is easily uploading and storing Windows Event logs for troubleshooting. Because of the ephemeral and […]

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