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22Mar 2017

The Amazon WorkDocs Administrative SDK provides API-based administrator level access to WorkDocs site resources. With the Administrative SDK, software vendors and IT organizations can set up their applications to work with WorkDocs. As a result, WorkDocs now allows you to use third party applications for content management, content migration, virus-scanning, data loss prevention (DLP), and eDiscovery. 

21Mar 2017

We are excited to announce that Amazon CloudWatch Events now supports input transformation of events before sending the events to targets. Using this the new feature, you can extract multiple key-value pairs from their event JSONs and transform the data to fit your needs. For example, you can transform AWS console login event JSON to a human readable message and attach it to an SNS topic for email notifications. Another use case for input transformer is to simplify nested event JSONs before sending to event targets such as SQS. The input transformer is a new addition to the existing list of three input configuration features – matched event, part of matched event, and a constant. You can use the input transformation through the console and PutTargets API in all AWS regions where CloudWatch Events is available.

20Mar 2017

The AWS Cryptography team has released the AWS Encryption SDK for Python. This new SDK joins the Java version launched in 2016 to make encryption easier for developers while minimizing errors that could lower the security of their applications. Developers using encryption often face two problems: a. how to correctly generate and use a key to encrypt data, and b. how to protect the key after it’s been used. The AWS Encryption SDK addresses the first problem by transparently implementing the low-level details using the cryptographic provider available in a developer’s environment. The SDK addresses the second problem by providing intuitive interfaces to let developers choose how they want to protect their encryption keys after use. By using the AWS Encryption SDK, developers can focus on the core of the application they’re building instead of the complexities of encryption. We’ve provided ready-to-use samples in the SDK for AWS customers who use AWS CloudHSM or AWS Key Management Service, however the open source SDK can be extended to support other key providers.

20Mar 2017

The Amazon CloudWatch Events service now supports AWS Step Functions state machines as event targets. Amazon CloudWatch Events enables you to respond quickly to application availability issues or configuration changes that might impact performance or security by notifying you of AWS resource changes in near-real-time. You simply write rules to indicate which events are of interest to your application and what automated action to take when a rule matches an event. You can, for example, invoke AWS Lambda functions or notify an Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) topic. Now, you can also send the matching events to an AWS Step Functions state machine to start a workflow responding to the event of interest, such as managing copies of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots upon snapshot completion.