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Cristobal Espinosa
Cristobal Espinosa
AWS Guest Author
 Mar 5, 2024 10 min read

Windows authentication with gMSA on Linux containers on Amazon ECS with AWS Fargate


Today, we are announcing the availability of Credentials Fetcher integration with AWS Fargate on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). With this launch, you have the option of running Linux containers on Amazon ECS using both the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) launch type, as well as with AWS Fargate serverless compute launch type.

Prior to this release, running applications dependent on group Managed Service Account (gMSA) as a Linux container on Amazon ECS was limited to running on Amazon EC2 instances domain-joined or domain-less. With AWS Fargate support, you can modernize applications to Linux containers while using Windows authentication via gMSA while removing the burden of provisioning, maintaining, patching, and scaling virtual machines.

This post uses many of the concepts explored in the post Using Windows Authentication with gMSA on Linux Containers on Amazon ECS. Links to the relevant parts are provided throughout this post.

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