Posted On: Nov 12, 2020

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) direct APIs now offer Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS) compliant endpoints in the US Commercial and Canada (Central) AWS Regions. FIPS 140-2 is a U.S. and Canadian government standard that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive information.

Amazon EBS direct APIs FIPS endpoints use FIPS-compliant cryptographic standards, which may be required for certain sensitive information or regulated workloads. To use a FIPS-compliant connection, specify an Amazon EBS direct APIs FIPS endpoint when using Amazon EBS direct APIs to access the contents of an EBS snapshot.

FIPS 140-2 validated endpoints for Amazon EBS direct APIs are available in the AWS GovCloud (US), US Commercial, and Canada (Central) AWS Regions. For more information, see Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference. To learn more about EBS direct APIs, see the technical documentation and pricing pages on EBS direct APIs.