Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

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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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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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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Network Separation and Data Sanitization using Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0, and Amazon Macie

Data security and privacy are the top priorities of most organizations. Most of the data leakage happens not at the data center, but outside it. Most common reasons of data theft are unpatched desktops, malware attacks, and accidental data sharing. Network separation is a common way to secure desktop environments. Most organizations achieve this by […]

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Use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and FSLogix to Optimize Application Settings Persistence on Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this blog, I show you how to use FSLogix Profile Containers to persist Amazon AppStream 2.0 user application settings in an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file system. AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that provides users with instant access to their desktop applications from anywhere. In many cases, users […]

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Methods of allocating your AppStream 2.0 costs to your business units

Enterprises really like the pay-as-you-go model that Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides, only paying for the instances that they provision. Enterprises are using AppStream 2.0 to replace application streaming technologies that stream line of business and graphics apps to employees, contractors, and temporary workers without acquiring, provisioning, or operating any hardware or infrastructure. However, AppStream 2.0’s […]

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User Issue Reporter for Amazon AppStream 2.0

The ephemeral nature of an Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances can pose a unique challenge to administrators when trying to troubleshooting application issues. My previous blog post focused on automating log generation and alerting. In this blog post I will show how you can enable users to report issues themselves when they are currently in […]

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Setting up G Suite SAML 2.0 federation with Amazon AppStream 2.0

If you’re using G Suite, you can set up federation to third-party web apps using the G Suite management console and assign those applications to users in your G-Suite domain. In this post, I walk through the steps involved in setting up SAML 2.0 federation to an Amazon AppStream 2.0 stack using G Suite. AppStream 2.0 […]

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