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AWS Directory Services

What is it?

Multi-cloud infrastructure environments and deployments are becoming more accessible than ever, but with their major benefits comes the need to leverage the latest identity tools and directory services to streamline access and simplify management.

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Microsoft AD, is an AWS-managed directory service built on actual Microsoft Active Directory and powered by Windows Server 2012 R2. With AWS Microsoft AD, you can easily integrate your Active Directory – dependent AWS workloads, such as Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Server or Amazon RDS for SQL Server, custom .NET applications, and AWS Enterprise IT applications such Amazon WorkSpaces, with actual Microsoft AD.

Identity Management

Centralise, secure, and manage user identities and their underlying credentials and profile data in AWS Cloud the latest identity management and security.

Access Control

Connect users with all of their resources, including cloud-based and on-premses applications, networks, storage, and more, with a single password.

Flexible Administration

Streamline your provisioning and daily IT operations with centralised management and automation tools that offer greater efficiency and flexibility.

What does it cover?

Actual Microsoft Active Directory

Administer your users and devices in AWS Microsoft AD by using the tools you already know, such as Active Directory Administrative Centre and Active Directory Users and Computers.

Group-based Policies

Manage users and devices by using native Active Directory Group Policy objects (GPOs). Create GPOs with existing tools, such as the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Integrate your AWS resources with AWS Microsoft AD, empowering your users with Single Sign-On (SSO) to access AWS Cloud applications and workloads with one set of credentials.

Seamless Domain Join

Empower your business with seamless domain join capabilities for new and existing Amazon EC2 for Windows Server instances using the latest AWS Microsoft AD tools.

Federated access to AWS Management Console

Use federation to help improve the security of your AWS environment, eliminate individual user passwords, and manage access based on a single identity from Active Directory.

Benefits of AWS Directory Services

Use Actual Microsoft AD and familar tools in AWS

Share a single directory for cloud workloads

Easily migrate directory-aware, on-premises workloads

Easily extend existing domains

Simplify administration with a managed service

Centrally manage application access and devices in the AWS Cloud

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