Choose the identity provider type - Amazon WorkSpaces Secure Browser

Choose the identity provider type

WorkSpaces Secure Browser offers two authentication types: Standard and AWS IAM Identity Center. You choose the authentication type to use with your portal on the Configure identity provider page.

  • For Standard (default option), federate your 3rd party SAML 2.0 identity provider (such as Okta or Ping) directly with your portal. For more information, see Configure the standard authentication type. The standard type supports both SP-initiated and IdP-initiated authentication flows.

  • For IAM Identity Center (advanced option), federate the IAM Identity Center with your portal. To use this authentication type, your IAM Identity Center and WorkSpaces Secure Browser portal must both reside in the same AWS Region. For more information, see Configure the IAM Identity Center authentication type.