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join a Linux instance
to a Simple AD

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How do I join an Amazon EC2 Linux instance with an AWS Directory Service Simple Active Directory (AD)?

If you are managing user credentials for a fleet of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances running Linux, you can join these instances to a Simple AD directory, and then manage the credentials for your users with standard Simple AD tools and techniques. After the instances are joined, your users can log in to all the instances in the domain using the same set of credentials, and you can exercise additional control by creating directory groups.

Requirements

  • You must have a working Simple AD setup. See Tutorial: Create a Simple AD Directory in the AWS Directory Service Administration Guide.
  • Your instance must be launched in a same Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) that your Simple AD directory was created in.
  1. Manually add a Linux instance to a Simple AD. For more information, see Manually Join a Linux Instance (Simple AD and Microsoft AD) in the AWS Directory Service Administration Guide.
  2. Connect to the Linux instance using Simple AD credentials. For more information, see Connect to the Instance on Manually Join a Linux Instance in the AWS Directory Service Administration Guide.


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Published: 2018-06-19