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Tag: Amazon WorkSpaces

Automate provisioning of Amazon WorkSpaces using AWS Lambda

Many companies that have adopted Amazon WorkSpaces seek out ways to provision desktops for their users efficiently. In this blog, I will show you how to build a serverless solution that uses directory group membership to automate WorkSpaces provisioning and de-provisioning using AWS Lambda. This allows companies to use their existing directory group approval workflows […]

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Using Amazon API Gateway with Amazon WorkSpaces to interact with AWS resources

There are situations where Amazon WorkSpaces users access AWS resources through API calls. For example, to upload files to an Amazon S3 bucket, or to access parameters from AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. There is no built-in option to attach an IAM role to an Amazon WorkSpace. However, we can assume an IAM role via […]

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Customizing the Amazon Linux WorkSpace

When you’re creating a custom bundle for your Amazon WorkSpaces deployment, you might choose to include desktop experience settings as part of your customization.  With an Amazon Windows WorkSpace, this is achieved using user profiles and Active Directory Group Policies. Can Amazon Linux admins join the manage-user-experience party? Absolutely. Amazon Linux WorkSpaces use the MATE […]

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Integrating Microsoft Azure MFA Server with Amazon WorkSpaces

Overview Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision Windows and Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication from […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces provides users with secure access to their desktop application environment. Key to be able to use applications effectively is the ability to save and access data – documents, spreadsheets, reports, interesting pictures of cats. WorkSpaces users can make use of Amazon WorkDocs Drive to store their data. You can access files stored in […]

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