Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Technical How-to

How to configure certificate-based authentication for Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this blog, I discuss the benefits of using certificate-based authentication (CBA) for Amazon AppStream 2.0. I give an overview of the short-lived certificate mode offered by AWS Private Certificate Authority and why it is important to this use mode. Also, I walk you through the steps to configure CBA for Amazon AppStream 2.0. Amazon […]

Utilize OneLogin with application entitlements for Amazon AppStream 2.0

This blog posts shows you how to use Amazon AppStream 2.0 application entitlements with OneLogin 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 SAML […]

Getting started with managing NICE DCV sessions secured behind a NICE DCV Connection Gateway

In this blog, you walk through configuring a NICE DCV Connection Gateway to provide secure access sessions managed by NICE DCV Session Manager. NICE DCV is a high-performance remote display protocol. DCV provides a secure way to deliver remote desktops and application streaming through a centralized DCV Connection Gateway to any device. This versatile streaming […]

Convert existing Amazon WorkSpaces to the WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol without a rebuild

With the announcement of the modify Amazon WorkSpaces protocol API, you can convert existing WorkSpaces to the WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP) without a rebuild. Converting existing WorkSpaces lets you use the recent protocol performance and feature improvements, such as webcam support and smart card authentication. Previously, changing a WorkSpaces’ protocol from PCoIP to WSP required […]

How to configure certificate-based authentication for Amazon WorkSpaces

In this blog, we discuss the benefits of using certificate-based authentication (CBA) for Amazon WorkSpaces. we give an overview of the short-lived CA mode offered by AWS Private Certificate Authority and why it is important to this use case. Also, we walk you through the steps to configure CBA for Amazon WorkSpaces. Amazon WorkSpaces certificate-based […]

Using Auth0 with Microsoft Active Directory on Amazon AppStream 2.0

Enterprises are seeking method to offer more secure authentication and a better user experience. Furthermore, they’re required to have centralized user Authentication and Authorization without the need to replicate user credentials and authorization in another Identity provider (IDP). In previous blog, we showed how to provide users with Single Sign-On (SSO) access to Amazon AppStream […]

Using Amazon AppStream 2.0 application entitlements with Google Workspace

This blog post shows you how to use application entitlements with Google WorkSpace authentication 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 SAML assertions. Using […]

Build an enterprise cost and usage dashboard for Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers often ask how they can gain insight into their Amazon WorkSpaces cost and usage. They’d like to query and visualize their cost and usage data for many reasons: Understand how many hours per month each individual Amazon WorkSpace is actually used. WorkSpaces with low or no usage at all can then be terminated based […]

Extending VMware Horizon to Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers want to use desktop services to deliver business-critical application and desktops to their end users at scale. Customers who have deployed a VMware Horizon 8 or newer ask how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can extend capabilities, without having to buy additional hardware. The use cases might be temporary workers, extending an existing data center […]

Building for business continuity with Amazon WorkSpaces and AWS Directory Services

The number of organizations moving to decentralized and remote working models keeps growing year over year. Customers chose Amazon WorkSpaces as the virtual desktop solution for their organizations, often for their entire employee population. With a remote and disperse working force, organizations reduce their real estate costs significantly while maintaining the same or even higher […]