If you need an easy and secure method to provide a hardened browser to your end users, AWS's fully managed WorkSpaces Web may be the service you've been waiting for. What is Amazon WorkSpaces Web? To give the textbook definition, Amazon WorkSpaces Web is "a low cost, fully managed WorkSpace built specifically to facilitate secure, … Continue reading Introduction to Amazon WorkSpaces Web
Overview I suppose its impossible to keep up with every AWS announcement, even for some of your favorite services. I can't really even remember how I came across this but on November 16, 2021, AWS announced that, "Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Amazon Linux 2. With this launch, you can now stream Linux applications … Continue reading Deploying Linux Desktops and Applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0
As part of a potential new "segment" to the site, we thought it may be fun to share with you those labs and/or workshops that we have found to be interesting. Thus the "Lab Spotlight" is born! If you look through the history of the site, you'll find several posts regarding Amazon AppStream, AWS's fully … Continue reading virtualBonzo “Lab Spotlight” – AppStream SaaS Portal
This post isn't a necessarily a troubleshooting deep dive, but I just want to share some of the more common issues I've seen while working with AppStream. Image Preparation - application settings are not saved from the template to the test user. When creating an AppStream image, its standard procedure to use a Template user … Continue reading AppStream Troubleshooting QuickHits
Overview In this 3 part series, we’re looking at integrating Amazon AppStream and Okta using an Okta Developer account. In the first post, we created an Okta Developer account, Okta applications for our AppStream stacks, and saved our Okta Identity Provider metadata. In the second post, we setup up Identity Providers and an IAM role in … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Accessing Okta Applications – Part 3 of 3
Overview In this 3 part series, we're looking at integrating Amazon AppStream and Okta using an Okta Developer account. In the first post, we created an Okta Developer account, Okta applications for our AppStream stacks, and saved our Okta Identity Provider metadata. In this post (#2 of the series), we'll be setting up Identity Providers … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: AWS IDPs and IAM Roles – Part 2 of 3
Overview In this post, we'll look at how we can integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta? Why do this? I'm doing it because I'm looking for one place to go to gain access to ALL of the AppStream stacks I have access to. As you build out an AppStream infrastructure, a single user could have access … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Creating Okta Applications – Part 1 of 3
To this point in our AppStream deployment, we've created an image and built a streaming instance fleet. In this post, we'll cover the steps necessary to create the AppStream stack, assign users, and test access. Remember from the first post that a stack is the means by which streamed desktops and applications are made available … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!
In the first post of this AppStream series, we created an AppStream Image using the Image Builder. With the image created, we will focus on the task of building our fleet. Remember from the first post that a fleet consists of a number of “streaming instances” that service the streaming demand. If you're familiar with … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Build the Fleet!
Overview A fairly common ask in relation to the AWS End-User Computing portfolio had been a non-persistent virtual desktop. That ask was answered in August 2020 when AWS introduced a new feature called Desktop View, which provides a desktop experience through Amazon AppStream. In this multi-part series, I'll go through the process to create and … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image