Posted On: Oct 21, 2014

AWS Directory Service is a managed service that allows you to connect your AWS resources with an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory or to set up a new, stand-alone directory in the AWS Cloud. Connecting to an on-premises directory is easy and once this connection is established, all users can access AWS resources and applications with their existing corporate credentials. You can also launch managed, Samba-based directories in a matter of minutes, simplifying the deployment and management of Windows workloads in the AWS Cloud.

You can use AWS Directory Service to allow users to seamlessly access AWS applications such as Amazon WorkSpaces or Amazon Zocalo using their existing corporate credentials. IT administrators can also use their existing corporate credentials to administer AWS resources via AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role-based access to the AWS Management Console without the need for complex and costly federation infrastructure.

AWS Directory Service is initially available in the US-East (N.Virginia) and US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS Regions, with additional regions coming soon.

If you’d like to learn more about AWS Directory Service, please visit our web site. You can get started and create your first directory with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console.