AWS Security Blog

How to automate AWS Managed Microsoft AD scaling based on utilization metrics

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AWS Managed Microsoft AD), provides a fully managed service for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in the AWS cloud. When you create your directory, AWS deploys two domain controllers in separate Availability Zones that are exclusively yours for high availability. For use cases requiring even higher resilience and performance, […]

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How to enable secure seamless single sign-on to Amazon EC2 Windows instances with AWS SSO

Today, we’re launching new functionality that simplifies the experience to securely access your AWS compute instances running Microsoft Windows. We took on this update to respond to customer feedback around creating a more streamlined experience for administrators and users to more securely access their EC2 Windows instances. The new experience utilizes your existing identity solutions […]

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PCI Council

2021 PCI 3DS report now available

We are excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released the latest 2021 PCI 3-D Secure (3DS) attestation to support our customers implementing EMV® 3-D Secure services on AWS. Although AWS doesn’t directly perform the functions of 3DS Server (3DSS), 3DS Directory Server (DS), or 3DS Access Control Server (ACS), AWS customers can […]

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AWS Security Profiles: Merritt Baer, Principal in OCISO

AWS Security Profiles: Merritt Baer, Principal in OCISO

In the week leading up AWS re:Invent 2021, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting, and get a sneak peek at their work. How long have you been at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and what do you do in your current role? I’m a Principal in the Office of […]

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JD Bean AWS Security Profile

AWS Security Profiles: J.D. Bean, Sr. Security Solutions Architect

In the week leading up to AWS re:Invent 2021, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting, and get a sneak peek at their work. How long have you been at AWS, and what do you do in your current role? I’m coming up on my three-year anniversary at AWS. […]

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How to set up Amazon Cognito for federated authentication using Azure AD

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the steps to integrate Azure AD as a federated identity provider in Amazon Cognito user pool. A user pool is a user directory in Amazon Cognito that provides sign-up and sign-in options for your app users. Identity management and authentication flow can be challenging when you need […]

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Hands-on walkthrough of the AWS Network Firewall flexible rules engine – Part 2

This blog post is Part 2 of Hands-on walkthrough of the AWS Network Firewall flexible rules engine – Part 1. To recap, AWS Network Firewall is a managed service that offers a flexible rules engine that gives you the ability to write firewall rules for granular policy enforcement. In Part 1, we shared how to […]

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Everything you wanted to know about trusts with AWS Managed Microsoft AD

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers use Active Directory to centralize user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT infrastructure. AWS offers AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, to provide a highly […]

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