Posted On: Jul 29, 2020
AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, and AD Connector are now available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) and AWS Europe (Milan) Regions.
Built from actual Microsoft Active Directory (AD), AWS Managed Microsoft AD makes it easy to migrate AD-aware applications while reducing the work of managing AD infrastructure in the AWS Cloud. You can use your Microsoft AD credentials to connect to AWS applications such as Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server, PostgreSQL and Oracle database engines. You have the flexibility to keep your identities in your existing Microsoft AD or create and manage identities in your AWS managed directory.
AD Connector is a proxy that enables AWS applications to use your existing on-premises AD identities without requiring AD infrastructure 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 your existing group policies.