Due to the diversity of tools used in the laboratories of the multiple degrees of the University. The UFV needed to have an environment that allowed them to have agile management, flexibility adapted to demand, that was centralized, that reduced direct dependence on physical resources, and that had the possibility of multiplatform access from any device.
The UFV required an environment with a secure and direct connection that was connected and communicated with its own resources, which would allow it to integrate with user management, security policies and single access from the student and teaching management portals.
The main objective to be achieved was to give the University the capacity to deploy the different laboratory environments necessary in each period of the year, allowing it to provide flexibility in its management and deployment, as well as elastically sizing the volume of resources.
The solution designed for the UFV consisted of the design of an architecture based on the Amazon AppStream 2.0 service generating a set of different Stacks (blocks of applications), in each of them the necessary tools were integrated for each training/course specified and demanded by the University, which allowed the deployment of laboratory tools.
The management and control of access, as well as the connection for users to each Stack, was managed through the integration of the Active Directory of the UFV with the services of Amazon Web Services of authentication through a SAML connection and the Amazon IAM (Identity and Access Management) service, thereby extending the connection with the directory of students and teachers with AWS resources granting a secure and limited connection according to the user profile.
Said integration provided the UFV with control of the users for the processing of their registration and access permission to the different Stacks. Communication and connection were defined so that there is only communication with the University’s own resources.