Posted On: Oct 10, 2018

AD Connector enables you to use your existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) identities to access compatible AWS applications, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon Connect, and Amazon Chime and to single sign-on (SSO) to multiple AWS accounts and business applications. AD Connector provides a proxy that directs AD requests from these applications to your on-premises Microsoft AD, without caching information in the AWS Cloud.

You can also use AD Connector to join Amazon EC2 instances to your on-premises AD domain and manage these instances using group policy objects. This also allows AD-aware applications running on these Amazon EC2 instances to access your on-premises AD directly. If you need actual Microsoft AD in the AWS Cloud, you should consider AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory.

With this launch, AD Connector is now available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), and South America (São Paulo) Regions.

To learn more about AD Connector, see the AD Connector documentation.