Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Technical How-to

How to use Okta claims with application entitlements for Amazon AppStream 2.0

This blog post shows you how to use Okta claims to configure application entitlements for your Amazon AppStream 2.0 stacks. Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to manage applications centrally, and stream them to their end users. With , you control access to specific applications in the AppStream 2.0 application catalog with SAML assertions. In addition, […]

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Use Amazon AppStream 2.0 application entitlements with Azure AD

This blog post shows you how to use application entitlements with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for your AppStream 2.0 stacks. Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to manage applications centrally, and stream them to their end users. With application entitlements, you can control access to specific applications in the AppStream 2.0 application catalog based on […]

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Automated Alerting on Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the addition of Amazon WorkSpaces Service Limits within Service Quotas. This now allows customers to have visibility into what their current limits are for the various types of WorkSpaces in a given AWS Region. Combined with the API operations to query deployed WorkSpaces, customers now have the tools at […]

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Automating AWS Systems Manager activation for Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers want real-time visibility of their deployed configuration and logs for Amazon WorkSpaces. They want to fully automate patch management and enable application delivery. The core ask is to automate operational tasks for maintaining Amazon WorkSpaces using a service, rather than have to build, and maintain, an operational support infrastructure. AWS Systems Manager is the […]

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Use Elastic fleets and Linux for inexpensive, secure bastion hosts in Amazon AppStream 2.0

We’ve previously written about the security benefits of using AppStream 2.0 instances as bastion hosts. Bastion hosts (also called “jump boxes”) provide secure access to internal, protected network resources via RDP, SSH, VNC or web browser clients. Now, Elastic fleets combined with Linux instances provide several new advantages for bastion host use cases: Improved cost […]

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Stream applications at a lower cost with Amazon AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleets and Linux compatibility

You can use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to stream Linux applications at a lower cost than Microsoft Windows apps. AppStream 2.0 is an application and desktop streaming service for securely accessing applications, data, and resources through an HTML5 browser or AppStream 2.0 client. With Elastic fleets, AWS manages the capacity users stream from, eliminating the need […]

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Optimize User Experience with latency-based routing for Amazon AppStream 2.0

This blog post walks you through the configuration of deploying a multi-Region AppStream 2.0 workload that can automatically direct users to the AppStream 2.0 Region with the lowest latency for streaming sessions when connecting with a third-party SAML 2.0 identity provider. If the AppStream 2.0 deployment they use for their role is tied to a […]

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Cross-Region redirection with Geo Targetly and Amazon AppStream 2.0

You can setup cross-Region redirection with services like Geo Targetly to automatically redirect Amazon AppStream 2.0 users to the AppStream stacks that are closest to their current location. If the AppStream 2.0 deployment they use for their role is tied to a specific Region, users can experience high latency when traveling far distances from the […]

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OneLogin SSO with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 supports identity federation to AppStream 2.0 stacks through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). This feature offers your users the convenience of access to their AppStream 2.0 applications using their existing identity credentials. You also have the security benefit of identity authentication by your IdP. By using your IdP, you can […]

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Enable federation with JumpCloud SSO and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 supports identity federation to AppStream 2.0 stacks through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). This feature offers your users the convenience of access to their AppStream 2.0 applications using their existing identity credentials. You also have the security benefit of identity authentication by your IdP. By using your IdP, you can […]

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