Configuring AppStream 2.0 for Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client - Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

Configuring AppStream 2.0 for Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

AppStream 2.0 instances will be listed based on Stack names and will require an IdP login URL to be configured on the create environment page. Because SAML authentication for AppStream 2.0 only supports initiated authentication, the administrator will have to enter the correct login URL manually.


Configurations must be made before using the console for the first time. It is not recommended that you modify any prerequisite features after you start using the console.

Step 1: Verify that your system meets AppStream 2.0 required features

For WorkSpaces Thin Client administrator console to work with AppStream 2.0 properly, your system must meet the following specific requirements. This table lists all of these supported features and their requirements.

Feature Requirement

Identity Provider

Go to Setting Up SAML in the AppStream 2.0 Administrator Guide to create an Identity Provider.

When prompted to Create env console, enter your IDP Login URL.

Operating system


Platform Type

Windows Server (2012 R2, 2016 or 2019)

Streaming protocol

TCP Streaming

There is an auto fallback mechanism to TCP if UDP is not available.

Local Copy and Paste


Configured at AppStream 2.0 stack level

Local Folder Sharing


Configured at AppStream 2.0 stack level

Local Printing


Configured at AppStream 2.0 stack level

The screen lock requirement through SAML authentication on AppStream 2.0 is also supported. The User Pool and Programmatic authentication mechanisms are not supported on WorkSpaces Thin Client.

Step 2: Set up your AppStream 2.0 stacks

To stream your applications, AppStream 2.0 requires an environment that includes a fleet that is associated with a stack, and at least one application image. Follow these steps to set up a fleet and stack and give users access to the stack. If you haven't already done so, we recommend that you try the procedures in Get Started with AppStream 2.0: Set Up With Sample Applications.

If you want to create an image to use, see Tutorial: Create a Custom AppStream 2.0 Image by Using the AppStream 2.0 Console.

If you plan to join a fleet to an Active Directory domain, configure your Active Directory domain before completing the following steps. For more information, see Using Active Directory with AppStream 2.0.