AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide

Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that provides users with instant access to their desktop applications from anywhere. AppStream 2.0 manages the AWS resources required to host and run your applications, scales automatically, and provides access to your users on demand. AppStream 2.0 provides users access to the applications they need on the device of their choice, with a responsive, fluid user experience that is indistinguishable from natively installed applications.

The following list details the differences for using this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions compared to other AWS Regions:

  • Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 base images are currently not supported in AWS GovCloud (US-West). Only Windows Server 2012 R2 base images are supported.

  • The Graphics Design instance type is currently not supported in AWS GovCloud (US-West).

  • Copying AppStream 2.0 images between AWS GovCloud (US-West) and another AWS Region is not supported.

  • The AppStream 2.0 user pool is not supported.

  • The following CloudFormation resources are not available in AWS GovCloud (US-West):

For more information about Amazon AppStream 2.0, see the Amazon AppStream 2.0 documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data stored and processed within Amazon AppStream 2.0 can contain ITAR-regulated data.

Amazon AppStream 2.0 metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes all configuration data that you enter when creating and maintaining AppStream 2.0 image builders, images, fleets, and stacks.

Do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following console fields or when using the AppStream 2.0 API actions or AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) commands:

  • Names and descriptions for Amazon AppStream 2.0 image builders, images, fleets and stacks.

  • Resource tags.

  • If importing ITAR-regulated images, do not use pre-signed URLs for the CLI argument.

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