stax2aws v1.4.0 released

Published 19 Oct 2021

Version 1.4.0 of stax2aws has been released. This update contains the following changes:

  • Increased the number of roles a user can be assigned to. In previous versions of stax2aws users may have encounterd an error too many roles - SAML assertion is greater than 100kb. Upgrading to version 1.4.0 or greater of stax2aws resolves this error.
  • Account names (as configured in Stax) are now displayed alongside the account info. Previously the AWS IAM Account Alias was displayed, however relying on this information restricted the number of roles a user could have access to (See above). It also inhibited the user experience when accounts did not have an IAM Alias set. Stax2aws now integrates closely with Stax and will display the Stax account name for all roles.
  • Default session duration changed to 1 hour (3600 seconds). In line with best practice the default session duration has been adjusted to be 1 hour. This can be increased at log in time by passing the session's desired duration (in seconds) with the new --session-duration parameter. This value can be up to the max-session-duration of the IAM Role being assumed. Providing a value for the --profile parameter will save the provided session duration for future executions.
  • Apple Silicon and M1 support. stax2aws is now available natively for M1 Mac users.

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