Posted On: Sep 28, 2017

AD Connector enables you to use your existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) identities to access the AWS Management Console and compatible AWS applications, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon Connect, and Amazon Chime. With AD Connector, you can enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for AWS applications users and use your existing RADIUS-based infrastructure for an additional layer of security. You also can join Amazon EC2 Windows instances to your on-premises AD domain and manage the instances using group policy objects.

AD Connector is a Directory Service proxy, used only by AWS applications and to join Amazon EC2 instances to your on-premises AD domain. If you need actual Microsoft AD in the AWS Cloud, consider AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition).  

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

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