Posted On: Mar 9, 2017

Today, we introduced the ListObjectParentPaths API for Amazon Cloud Directory. With this new API, you can query faster for all parent paths of an object across multiple dimensions, enabling you to get data with a single call.

For example, if you have an expense approval application that was built using traditional solutions, you probably have to run one query to get the organization reporting structure for the list of expense approvers and another query for the cost center hierarchy to get budget data. With the new Cloud Directory API, you can query for all this information with a single call.

Cloud Directory enables you to build flexible, cloud-native directories for organizing hierarchies of data along multiple dimensions. For example, you can create an organizational chart that can be navigated through separate hierarchies for reporting structure, location, and cost center. With Cloud Directory, you can create directories for a variety of use cases, such as organizational charts, course catalogs, and device registries.

To learn more about this new API, see the AWS Security Blog post. For more technical details about this API, see Objects and Links.