Architecture - Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client


Each WorkSpaces Thin Client is associated with a virtual desktop interface (VDI) provider. WorkSpaces Thin Client supports three VDI providers:

Depending on the VDI used, information for your WorkSpaces Thin Client is accessed and managed either via directories for WorkSpaces, stacks for AppStream 2.0, and web portal endpoints for WorkSpaces Secure Browser.

For more information on Amazon WorkSpaces, see Get started with WorkSpaces quick setup. Directories are managed through the AWS Directory Service, which offers the following options: Simple AD, AD Connector, or AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD. For more information, see the AWS Directory Service Administration Guide.

For more information on AppStream 2.0, see Get Started with Amazon AppStream 2.0: Set Up With Sample Applications. 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.

For information on WorkSpaces Secure Browser, see Getting started with Amazon WorkSpaces Secure Browser. Amazon WorkSpaces Secure Browser is an on-demand, fully managed, Linux-based service designed to facilitate secure browser access to internal websites and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Access the service from existing web browsers, without the administrative burden of infrastructure management, specialized client software, or virtual private network (VPN) solutions.

The following diagram shows the architecture of WorkSpaces Thin Client.

WorkSpaces Thin Client architecture