Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Technical How-to

Active Directory Group Membership Based AppStream 2.0 Application Targeting

The default behavior of an Amazon AppStream 2.0 Stack is to present all the applications to the end user that were added to the application catalog by the administrator creating the image. Customers accustomed to targeting individual applications to end users based on Active Directory group membership can also continue to do so using the […]

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Enabling Federation with SimpleSAMLphp and Amazon AppStream 2.0

SimpleSAMLphp is an open-source project written in native PHP that deals with authentication for SAML 2.0 as a Service Provider and as an Identity Provider. 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 […]

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Scheduling managed image updates for AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 has released the Managed Image updates feature. This feature applies the AppStream 2.0 component and Windows updates to your existing AppStream 2.0 images with a single operation. Our previous blog covers the feature details. Customers ask, how can we schedule this? In this blog, we describe how to schedule your AppStream 2.0 […]

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Anomaly Detection in Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that runs on AWS. Our customers have been deploying WorkSpaces to provide scalable end user computing to their users regardless of work location. Since the launch of WSP, additional capabilities such as USB and smart card support have enabled additional workloads to benefit from moving […]

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Reduce image maintenance overhead with Managed Image Updates for Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 recently added a new feature called Managed Image Updates, which significantly reduces the effort required for customers to keep their images up to date. Software patching is critical for the security and performance of compute resources. Frequent patching is listed as a best practice in the Security Pillar of the Well-Architected Framework. […]

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Web application redirection options for the AppStream 2.0 Client

The Amazon AppStream 2.0 client is powerful tool for extending the capabilities of AppStream 2.0 beyond what an HTML5 web browser can provide. Many features, such as local printer redirection, USB redirection and file system redirection are only available via the AppStream 2.0 client. Customers using the AppStream 2.0 streaming URL connection method often ask […]

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Use Session Tags to Simplify AppStream 2.0 Permissions

Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to centrally manage applications and stream them to their end users. Organizations have multiple stacks associated with different fleets to separate workloads based on underlying resources, applications, or different user permissions. In this blog post I show you how to use session tags in the SAML assertion to be used […]

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DXC Technology creates DevSecOps and CI/CD for mainframe and Java using Amazon AppStream 2.0

DXC Technology is a global IT service leader providing end-to-end IT services on digital transformation to businesses and governments.  DXC is active in the areas of mainframe technology transformation to help customer move to Agile and DevSecOps practices using the cloud. DXC created an in-house DevSecOps platform at a global insurer for IBM Z series mainframe development. […]

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Stream PTC Creo CAD Application on Amazon AppStream 2.0 in 6 Easy Steps

Creo is a market-leading suite of desktop CAD tools for 3D product design and development. With the new normal of running operations remotely, companies want to make it easy for their design engineers to access Creo from remote locations to perform their design activities. You can use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to securely stream the Creo […]

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Simplify Amazon AppStream 2.0 image management with Application Masking

Application Masking manages access to applications, fonts, and other items for end users based on criteria determined by administrators. Application Masking is one of the features available in FSLogix. With Application Masking, administrators can show or hide applications and folders based on Active Directory security group membership, or based on an assigned Amazon AppStream 2.0 […]

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