Desktop and Application Streaming

Enabling Identity Federation with Shibboleth and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Shibboleth is an open-source project that provides single sign-on capabilities and identity federation solution used by research and education communities worldwide. If you are already using Shibboleth IdP, this post shows you how to configure it for Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) identity federation with Amazon AppStream 2.0. Overview The AppStream 2.0 SAML […]

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Amazon WorkDocs Update – auto provisioning of directory users

Amazon WorkDocs recently announced auto activation.  Auto activation is an automated provisioning of all directory users, which assists administrators in deploying their WorkDocs site at scale.  With auto activation, all directory users are provided a valid WorkDocs account when the site is provisioned. This enables each directory user to sign in with their existing corporate […]

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Integrating FreeRADIUS MFA with Amazon WorkSpaces

In this blog post, we show how to configure FreeRADIUS and LinOTP for multi-factor authentication to Amazon WorkSpaces. Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in a few minutes. With Amazon WorkSpaces, you can quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops […]

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Analyze access patterns in Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers regularly ask how to analyze access patterns in Amazon WorkSpaces. Administrators seek to understand how users are accessing Amazon WorkSpaces so they can provide an outstanding overall experience. For example, granular information about access patterns helps plan maintenance windows, forecast network capacity requirements, and set priorities of WorkSpaces client updates. Centrally collecting WorkSpaces events […]

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Manage Amazon WorkSpaces lifecycle automatically with users in Active Directory

Customers use Amazon WorkSpaces to launch highly performant, scalable, and cost effective managed virtual desktops in the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces reduces the operational overhead of having to manage traditional VDI infrastructure and complex licensing agreements. You can further reduce this operational overhead using automation. There are Amazon WorkSpaces API operations that you can use to […]

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Cross-account resources and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Some of our customers using Amazon AppStream 2.0 leverage multi-account setups to separate their AppStream 2.0 resources. For these customers, there are many reasons they choose to separate their AppStream 2.0 resources into multiple accounts. However, the most common reasons our customers do this, is for resource and billing isolation and enhanced security. For example, […]

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Solving common Amazon WorkSpaces connection issues to on-premises setups

Frequently we get questions about establishing a connection to on-premises Active Directory through an AD Connector for Amazon WorkSpaces setup on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, we look at the most common issues customers have with on premises connection setup in addition to what should be kept in mind when trying to resolve […]

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Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces announcements and launches – August

Our team has been hard at work and we have launched new technical documents, webinars, and more. This blog post focuses on our recent documentation, webinars, and resources that we think you can get the most out of: Documentation Best Practices for Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces This whitepaper outlines a set of best practices for the […]

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Application Online Trial Expiration Control with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Many customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to provide online trials of their desktop applications. Our ISV Workshop Series shows you how to make your applications available through your website, delivered by AppStream 2.0. However, some customers need that access to be for a limited time. Based on their requirements, there will be different expiration periods […]

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Using Microsoft AppLocker to manage application experience on Amazon AppStream 2.0

Customers are using Amazon AppStream 2.0 with application control software and policies to manage the streaming of desktop applications to their end users. Customers use the application control software and policies with the clipboard, file transfer, local print permissions, and VPC security groups to provide the right level of integration, control resource access, and manage […]

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