Configure portal settings - Amazon WorkSpaces Secure Browser

Configure portal settings

On the Step 2: Configure web portal settings page, complete the following steps to customize your users' browsing experience when they start a session.

  1. Under Web portal details, for Display name, enter an identifiable name for your web portal.

  2. Under Instance Type, select the instance type for your web portal from the drop-down menu. Then, enter your Max concurrent user limit for the web portal. For more information, see Manage service quotas for your portal.


    Selecting a new instance type will change the cost for each monthly active user. For more information, see Amazon WorkSpaces Secure Browser Pricing.

  3. Under User access logging, for Kinesis stream ID, select the Amazon Kinesis data stream you want to send your data to. For more information, see Set up user access logging.

  4. Under Policy settings, complete the following:

    • For Policy options, select Visual editor or JSON file upload. You can use either method to provide the policy configuration details for your web portal. For more information, see Set or edit your browser policy.

      • WorkSpaces Secure Browser includes support for Chrome enterprise policies. You can add and manage policies with either a visual editor or a manual upload for policy files. You can switch between either option at any time.

      • When you upload a policy file, you can see the available policies in the file in the console. However, you can't edit all policies in the visual editor. The console lists policies in your JSON file that you can't edit with the visual editor under Additional JSON policies. To make changes to these policies, you must edit them manually.

    • (Optional) For Startup URL - optional, enter a domain to use as the homepage when users launch their browser. Your VPC must have a stable connection to this URL.

    • Select or clear Private browsing and History deletion to turn these features on or off during a user's session


      URLs visited while browsing privately, or before a user deletes their browser history, can't be recorded in user access logging. For more information, see Set up user access logging.

    • Under URL filtering, you can configure which URLs users can visit during a session. For more information, see Set up URL filtering.

    • (Optional) For Browser bookmarks - optional, enter the Display name, Domain, and Folder for any bookmarks you want your users to see in their browser. Then, choose Add bookmark.


      Domain is a required field for browser bookmarks.

      In Chrome, users can find managed bookmarks in the Managed bookmarks folder on the bookmarks toolbar.

    • (Optional) Add Tags to your portal. You can use tags to search for or filter your AWS resources. Tags consist of a key and optional value and are associated with your portal resource.

  5. Under IP Access Control (optional), choose whether to restrict access to trusted networks. For more information, see Set up IP access controls (optional).

  6. Choose Next to continue.