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Developer Guide

This documentation is for an older version of Amazon AppStream. For information about the latest version, see the Amazon AppStream 2.0 Developer Guide.

Document History

The following table describes the important changes to the Amazon AppStream Developer Guide.

Change Description Release Date

How to use the new AppStream example clients

New topics on using the new AppStream example clients have been added for the following operating systems:

May 14, 2015

Connect to a streaming application in one click

Streaming your Application in One Click shows how to create a URL in a deep link format so you can connect to a streaming application through the Chrome browser or devices that use Android, Fire OS, and iOS.

May 14, 2015

Updated troubleshooting information for Streaming Problems

The following are new troubleshooting entries.

April 8, 2015

Updated procedures for deploying the sample entitlement service

Amazon AppStream Sample Entitlement Service was updated because the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) console was updated with a new way to create a custom policy for groups and users.

April 2, 2015

Updated troubleshooting information for the sample entitlement service

Error: Web Page Not Available has other steps to try if you get this error when you connect to the sample entitlement service.

April 2, 2015

Updated procedure for using the Chrome App

The procedures for the Chrome App section of Streaming Your Amazon AppStream Application was updated because the Chrome App has a Settings dialog box. This dialog box allows you to use the mouse input of the Chrome App, the streaming application or both the Chrome App and streaming application, show verbose debugging information to help you solve a problem, and change the inactivity time.

March 26, 2015

New topic on mouse pointers

Displaying Mouse Pointers explains how to display or hide the mouse pointer in the streaming and client applications.

March 26, 2015

New topic on setting environment variables

Using Environment Variables explains how to set environment variables when you deploy your streaming application.

March 26, 2015
Updated opaque data specification Amazon AppStream Opaque Data Specification suggests checking if the opaque data file exists before executing commands that require this file. The opaque data block must not contain two right square brackets (]]). March 13, 2015
Added opaque data specification Amazon AppStream Opaque Data Specification defines the XML format of the file that stores the opaque data. The entitlement service generates this file and sends this file to the streaming application. February 9, 2015
New procedure for deploying your streaming application Deploying Your Streaming Application to Amazon AppStream shows how to deploy your streaming application by using the interactive or advanced deployment wizards. The wizard you use depends on the browser and the application installer. January 22, 2015
New procedure for using a deep link URL to connect to an entitlement service Streaming your Application in One Click is a new topic on how to construct a URL called a deep link to connect to an entitlement service from a Chrome browser. When you use this URL in a Chrome browser, the Amazon AppStream Chrome App connects to your streaming application. January 22, 2015
Updated with a procedure to show a single mouse cursor Deploying Your Streaming Application to Amazon AppStream has been updated with a procedure to show a single mouse cursor. By default, Amazon AppStream displays both the server side and device side cursor. The procedure has steps to set a an enviroment variable to display only the server-side cursor. January 14, 2015
Updated for the new console The Amazon AppStream Developer Guide has been updated for the new deployment process. November 20, 2014
Initial Release This is the first release of the Amazon AppStream Developer Guide. November 13, 2013