Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

AD Connector enables you to use identities from your existing self-managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD) with compatible AWS applications. AD Connector is a proxy that directs AD requests from AWS applications to your Microsoft AD, without caching information in the AWS cloud services.

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 makes it easier to deploy AD-aware applications on these Amazon EC2 instances and use your self-managed AD for user and group authorization. If you need actual Microsoft AD in the AWS cloud services, managed by us, you should consider AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory.

Please see all AWS regions where AD Connector is available. To learn more, see AWS Directory Service.