Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

Enabling Federation with Azure AD Single Sign-On and Amazon AppStream 2.0

You can use single sign-on with Amazon AppStream 2.0 with many identity services that are compliant with Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). This post explains how to configure federated user access for Amazon AppStream 2.0 using Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On for Enterprise Apps. Solution overview This post shows configuring an SAML 2.0 federation, using […]

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Federating Access to Amazon AppStream 2.0 from VMware Workspace ONE

Amazon AppStream 2.0 provides three different methods for authenticating your users and providing them remote access to your Windows applications: User Pool– a simple built-in option to configure users and provide sign-in Custom identity – Set up your own identity and use the CreateStreamingURL API to start a session after user sign SAML 2.0 – Federated single sign-in […]

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Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for OneDrive for Business

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now adds support for Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a new storage option for your users. AppStream 2.0 already has two storage options: built-in home folders, which syncs to Amazon S3, and Google Drive for G Suite. This post describes each storage option, and provides a tutorial for setting up OneDrive for Business with […]

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Amazon AppStream 2.0 Updates: Image Sharing APIs, Clipboard enhancement, and DescribeSessions API with client IP

I’m excited to share three new features we added to Amazon AppStream 2.0 recently. These features enable you to programmatically copy your images between AWS accounts within the same AWS Region, improve the text copy and paste experience, and enable you to identify the IP addresses your streaming instances are using in your Amazon VPC. […]

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Learn how Vanguard built a secure sandbox system with AppStream 2.0 and AWS

Our colleagues at This Is My Architecture recorded a video with Yoni from Vanguard that explains how his team built a secure sandbox system that allows internal users to experiment with AWS in a safe, isolated environment. You’ll see how they used AppStream 2.0 to provide jumpbox-like functionality from the browser, Lambda to automate operations, IAM plus […]

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Enabling default OS and application settings for your users in Amazon AppStream 2.0

When your users first stream applications on Amazon AppStream 2.0, you want to get them started quickly. You may want each user to start with default settings for bookmarks, plug-ins, application view, database connections, environment variables, and Internet Explorer security settings. We recently launched default application settings for Amazon AppStream 2.0 to make this easier. You […]

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Deploying SAP GUI on Amazon AppStream 2.0

Many of you are accelerating your digital transformation by running your SAP environment faster, more securely, and more cost-effectively on AWS. By doing so, you benefit from the scale and performance of AWS. However, while your SAP environment may be on AWS, many of your users might still access it through SAP GUI on local […]

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Google Drive for G Suite is now enabled on Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now supports Google Drive for G Suite as a user storage option. You can integrate your G Suite account with AppStream 2.0, and your users can easily link their G Suite accounts to access their files on Google Drive inside their applications like they would on a Mac, PC, or Chromebook. You […]

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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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Using AppStream 2.0 as a hardened and auto-scaled bastion host

Our colleague Chaim Landau at the AWS Security Blog recently published a blog on how to use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to reduce your bastion host attack surface. Read his post to learn how AppStream 2.0 helps expose only the necessary tools system administrators need, and minimizes internet exposure for your bastion host. – Murali Rathinasamy, […]

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