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

Generating a New Test Connect Link to Stream Your Application

After you deploy a streaming application, you can stream by connecting a client application to an entitlement service or by streaming in standalone mode by using the test connect link. A test connect link is a unique URL with which you can stream your application without using an entitlement service. The URL is valid for 72 hours and can only be used once. You can share this URL within the 72 hour period, but only one user can use this URL.

If you want to stream your application after using the test connect link or you want another user to connect to your streaming application, you need to generate another test connect link.

To generate a new test connect link

  1. In the Amazon AppStream console, click View your streaming applications. This button appears only if you have added applications to Amazon AppStream.

  2. In the list of applications, click the name of the streaming application to view.

  3. In Show instructions for testing your application using, select the operating system of your device or computer.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • For Chrome, click Generate a new quick link in Step 2.

    • For other operating systems, click Generate a new test URL in Step 3.

The new URL appears in the console. Use this URL to connect your client application to the streaming application in standalone mode. For more information, see Streaming Your Amazon AppStream Application.