Amazon AppStream 2.0
Developer Guide

User Pool Administration

To create and manage users in the user pool, sign in to the AppStream 2.0 console for the AWS Region you want and choose User Pool in the left navigation pane. The User Pool dashboard supports bulk operations on a list of users for some actions. You can select multiple users on which to perform the same action from the Actions list. Bulk user creation or disable is not supported. Users in the user pool are created and managed on a per-Region basis.

Note

AppStream 2.0 sends email to users on your behalf when a new user is created or a user is assigned to a stack. To ensure the email is delivered, add no-reply@accounts.aws-region-code.amazonappstream.com to your whitelist, where aws-region-code is a valid AWS Region code in which you are working. If users are having difficulty finding the emails, ask them to check their "spam" email folder.

Creating a User

You must enter a valid and unique email address for each new user within a Region. However, you can reuse an email address for a new user in another Region.

When you create a new user, be aware of the following:

  • You can enable or disable a user, but you cannot delete a user by using the AppStream 2.0 console. To delete a user, you must use the DeleteUser API action.

  • You cannot change the email address, first name, or last name for a user that you have already created. To change this information for a user, disable the user. Then, recreate the user (as a new user) and specify the updated information as needed.

  • You can assign one or more stacks to the user after the user is created.

To create a new user

  1. Open the AppStream 2.0 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream2.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose User Pool, Create User.

  3. For Email, type the unique email address for the user.

  4. Type the user's first name and last name in the corresponding fields. These fields need not be unique.

  5. Choose Create User.

After users are created, AppStream 2.0 sends them a welcome email. This email includes the login portal link, the login email address to be used, and a temporary password. By browsing to the login portal and typing their temporary password, users can set a permanent password to access their applications.

By default, the new user's status is Enabled, meaning you can assign one or more stacks to the user or perform other administrative actions.

Assigning Stacks to Users

You can assign one or more stacks to one or more users in the user pool. After they are assigned to at least one stack, users can log in to AppStream 2.0 and launch applications. If users are assigned to more than one stack, they are presented with a list of stacks as catalogs to choose from before launching applications.

Note

Stacks can't be assigned to users if the stacks are associated with a fleet that is joined to an Active Directory domain.

To assign a stack to users

  1. Open the AppStream 2.0 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream2.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose User Pool and select the users you want.

  3. Choose Actions, Assign stack. For more information, see Using Active Directory with AppStream 2.0.

  4. Review the list to confirm that the correct users are specified. For Stack, choose the stack you want to assign.

  5. By default, Send email notification to user is enabled. Clear this option if you do not want to send the notification email to users now.

  6. Choose Assign stack.

Unassigning Stacks from Users

You can unassign a stack from one or more users in the user pool. After a stack is unassigned from users, they can't launch applications from the stack.

To unassign a stack from users

  1. Open the AppStream 2.0 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream2.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose User Pool and select the users you want.

  3. Choose Actions, Unassign stack.

  4. Review the list to confirm that the correct users are specified. For Stack, choose the stack you want to unassign. The list includes all stacks, assigned or unassigned.

  5. Choose Unassign stack.

Disabling Users

You can disable one or more users in the user pool, one at a time. After they are disabled, users can no longer log in to AppStream 2.0 until they are re-enabled. This action does not delete users. If users are connected when you disable them, their sessions remain active until the session cookie expires (about one hour). Stack assignments for the users are retained. If the users are re-enabled, their stack assignments become active again.

To disable a user

  1. Open the AppStream 2.0 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream2.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose User Pool and select the user you want.

  3. Choose Actions, Disable user.

  4. Confirm that the correct user is specified, and choose Disable User.

Enabling Users

You can enable one or more users in the user pool, one at a time. After they are enabled, users can log in to AppStream 2.0 and launch applications from the stacks to which they are assigned. If the users were disabled, these assignments are retained.

To enable users

  1. Open the AppStream 2.0 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream2.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose User Pool and select the user you want.

  3. Choose Actions, Enable user.

  4. Confirm that the correct user is specified, and choose Enable User.

Re-Sending Welcome Email

You can re-send the welcome email with connection instructions to users in the user pool. Unused passwords expire after seven days. To provide a new temporary password, you must re-send the welcome email. This option is only available until users set their permanent password. If they've already set their password and forgotten it, they can set a new one. For more information, see Resetting a Forgotten Password.

To resend the welcome email for a user

  1. Open the AppStream 2.0 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream2.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose User Pool and select the user you want.

  3. For User Details, choose Resend welcome email.

  4. Confirm that the success message displays at the top of the User Pool dashboard.