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AWS host connection question

Mislav Novacic1709163391




We are building Citrix XenDesktop environment, and AWS as hypervisor environment.

Since I am not much familiar with AWS, during hosting connection I have noticed that API and Secret key is needed to be provided.

Does anybody have some guidance how to create that necessary resource within AWS?

What type of credentials I need to create within AWS so that connection will be successfully established between Citrix Studio and AWS account?


Thank you in advance.

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56 minutes ago, Carl Stalhood1709151912 said:

If you assign the IAM role to your Cloud Connector machine, then enter role_based_auth in both fields. https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2019/02/04/role-based-authentication-for-citrix-virtual-apps-and-desktops-in-aws/

Hi Carl... Thank you for a quick answer. We already have built Cloud Connector machines in Azure.. They been used for some other solutions as well. But hosting connection we would like to be in AWS... Nevertheless, can we use this blog post to create IAM identity in AWS for creating hosting connection?

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11 minutes ago, Carl Stalhood1709151912 said:

Thank you Carl... I saw that article..: So, basically, we will create identity within AWS and add IAM permissions according to this article and then use access key and secret when creating hosting connection.

Am I get that right?

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5 minutes ago, Carl Stalhood1709151912 said:

No. Create the IAM Role (not user). Assign the IAM Role to your Cloud Connector Instances (virtual machines). Then enter role_based_auth when creating the AWS Hosting Connection in Studio.

Ok... Thanks for clarification... So, we need to build Cloud Connector instances (VMs) within AWS and cannot use Cloud Connector we already have in Azure? The thing is that we have 2 Cloud Connector machines in Azure that we wanted to utilize, but use AWS account as hosting environment.
Thank you very much Carl.

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