We are an AWS AMS customer making use of SSO federation to access our private Redshift cluster (this blog describes the setup: Federate Amazon Redshift access with Microsoft Azure AD single sign-on | AWS Big Data Blog).
We do this to remove the need to create a username per user wishing to access our Redshift cluster.
Instead, they follow an online process of applying for access and then being granted access by the relevant stakeholder (this removes admin overhead).
The problem we have now is that QuickSight requires a username and a password in order to connect to Redshift as a data source.
This goes against our current access strategy and forces us back to the admin heavy process of creating a username and a password for every person that wants to access Redshift.
Is there no other way of creating a data source that connects to Redshift using SSO federation to access?
If that is not possible, is there not perhaps a way for us to create a data source connection once only and share that 1 connection to users to create many datasets from? At this stage we must enter a username and a password whenever we want to create a new dataset from the same Redshift data source. This removes the self-service capability of users needing to create new visualizations from datasets that do not exist yet (as they do not have a Redshift username and password).