Posted On: May 2, 2017

Today, AWS made the AWS Directory Service console available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages. The availability of the Directory Service console in five languages—it was already available in English and French—reduces the need to have bilingual staff that can administer Directory Service directories.

AWS Directory Service allows you to connect your AWS resources with an existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory or set up a new stand-alone directory in the AWS Cloud. Your users can access AWS resources and applications, including Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon WorkDocs, and Amazon WorkMail, with their existing corporate credentials.

Additionally, you can use Directory Service to perform single sign-on across any Windows or Linux virtual machine joined to a domain, deploy Group Policy objects to Amazon EC2 instances, and migrate Active Directory (AD)–aware workloads to the AWS Cloud. To learn more about how to migrate Active Directory–dependent, on-premises applications and to use AWS Microsoft AD, see the AWS Directory Service documentation.

Currently, Directory Service is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions.

For more information about Directory Service, see the Directory Service home page.