Desktop and Application Streaming

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Dynamically set NICE DCV session permissions at Windows logon

When using system authentication, Windows-based NICE DCV servers delegate client authentication to the underlying operating system. Upon authentication, DCV validates the DCV permissions, which specify the users that are allowed to access the session stream and the features they can use. Dynamically setting DCV session permissions allows administrators to automate session permissions based on specific […]

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 […]

Creating custom logging and Amazon CloudWatch alerting in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 fleet instances are ephemeral. Because of this, application event logs are lost with the instance once the streaming session ends. If your AppStream 2.0 users have an issue with an application during their streaming session, it can be difficult to troubleshoot without detailed log data. Customers often ask how to configure alarms […]

How to use SSM Run to perform programmatic actions on AppStream 2.0 image builders

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that allows you to centrally manage your desktop applications and deliver them to any computer. AppStream 2.0 streaming instances are created based off an AppStream 2.0 image that you build by installing and configuring your desktop applications. AppStream 2.0 recently released the Image Assistant command […]

Using custom domains with Amazon AppStream 2.0

For many Amazon AppStream 2.0 customers, providing their users with a familiar experience for streaming sessions is an important requirement. In response to this feedback, we launched custom branding and embedded AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions. Another common customer request is the ability to use custom domains for AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions. This blog post shows […]

Bring your App-V packages to AppStream 2.0 with the dynamic application framework

Customers with existing Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) packages that are keen to use them with Amazon AppStream 2.0 can do so using the dynamic application framework. The dynamic application framework allows customers to build a custom application provider that dynamically adds applications to the AppStream 2.0 catalog. This post details how to get started integrating […]

Managing Amazon WorkSpaces by integrating AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow

Our friends at the AWS Management Tools Blog recently posted how you can manage Amazon WorkSpaces by integrating AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow. In their post, you will learn how to integrate AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow so users can request their own WorkSpace instances inclusive of all business-level approvals and auditing. You will then see […]

Creating an image programmatically with AppStream 2.0 Image Assistant CLI operations

September 2022: This blog has been updated to use a PSRemoting configuration file. Amazon AppStream 2.0 now lets you programmatically create an image using the Image Assistant command line interface (CLI) operations which are made available via an executable on the image builder. The CLI enables you to specify which applications your users can launch, […]

Integrating Okta MFA with Amazon WorkSpaces

Update (September 7, 2022) – This blog post is no longer up to date. Refer to Okta’s documentation for the latest configuration steps.   Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide […]